Politics & Society News
Sister Helen Prejean, a long-time advocate of abolishing the death penalty, has said that the Supreme Court has "abdicated its legal and moral responsibilities" in allowing executions to proceed in various cases.
Politics & Society News
A Federal judge has ruled that the restrictions on how many people may gather for church services in New York state cannot be enforced as it presently stands as it is far more stricter than the protocols for comparable secular gatherings.
Faith News
There has been a huge overall surge in allegations over the past three years as dioceses faced unprecedented pressure to address the decades-old problem of clergy sex abuse.
Faith News
In 2015, some people objected to the canonization of the Spaniard, like critics did of his beatification in 1988, because of questions about how Father Serra treated the native peoples of California and about the impact of Spanish colonization on native peoples throughout the Americas.
People hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Jan. 22, 2020, ahead of oral arguments in a case from Montana on religious rights and school choice. The court is examining if states should give aid, in the form of tax credits, to private religious schools. (CNS photo/Sarah Silbiger, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
The court upheld a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
Faith News
Since the establishment of the first Catholic newspapers in the United States, the pope said, local communities have relied on the ever-expanding forms of media "to share, to communicate, to inform and to unite."
Faith Vantage Point
J. Desmond GleesonJune 29, 2020
In this article from the Dec. 5, 1931, issue of America, J. Desmond Gleeson laments the economic devastation of the Great Depression, noting that it came about without warning.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 29, 2020
Peter and Paul, Pope Francis noted, provide valuable role models to encourage us toward unity and prophecy.
Politics & Society News
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, has said that catechesis is a process in leading young people to a personal relationship with Jesus.
Politics & Society News
Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas has said that the Trump Administration's restrictive immigration measures are literally sending migrants to their death.
Faith News
Bishop Weldon, a native of the Archdiocese of New York, was installed as the fourth bishop of the Springfield Diocese March 28, 1950, and served until his retirement in the fall of 1977.
(CNS photo/Will Dunham, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
The executions would mark the first use of the death penalty on the federal level since 2003.
Pro-life activists gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 29, 2020. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
The court's abortion ruling continues 'cruel precedent,' said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 28, 2020
Both prayers and economic assistance, Pope Francis stressed, are needed to ameliorate the ongoing humanitarian catastrophes in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 27, 2020
At the Church of the Gesú in Rome, Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., ordained 18 deacons and two priests who have been studying in Rome.
Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly in “Mrs. America” (photo: Hulu)
Arts & Culture Television
Christina O’BrienJune 26, 2020
As a Catholic active in the growing pro-life feminist movement, I found myself fascinated and motivated by “Mrs. America.”
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.June 26, 2020
If Jesus is white and you're not, what does that say about your relationship with him? What does it mean that Christ came for “all,” if you feel left out?
Alice Claus prays the rosary at St. Kevin Church in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens on May 26, the first day the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., permitted its churches to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 26, 2020
Dr. Shacham has a simple message for people eager to return to church as other social interactions appear to be restored. Do not be confused. The safest course of action, Dr. Shacham emphasized, continues to be to stay at home unless you have to venture out.
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoJune 26, 2020
George Williams, S.J., the Catholic chaplain at San Quentin, spoke with America about conditions inside the prison and what needs to be done to protect its especially at-risk inmates.
Politics & Society News
Among those who are suffering the most during the pandemic are the Rohingya community, according to Caritas.