Politics & Society News
Human beings must change their relationship with nature and view it not as an “object for unscrupulous use and abuse” but as a gift they are charged by God to care for and protect, Pope Francis said.
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A month after the devastation of the Beirut port explosion, people are being comforted by their priests as they try to resume their lives.
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Religious orders are creating new ways to promote family and community-based child care as opposed to institutionalized care.
Faith Podcasts
Inside the VaticanSeptember 16, 2020
Veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell joins host Colleen Dulle to unpack the protests Pope Francis has his eye on, from Greece to Belarus to Hong Kong and the United States.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 16, 2020
President Trump has undermined the constitutional order to a degree unprecedented in modern U.S. history, which prompts the editors of this review to register this unprecedented warning.
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Some of the country’s most prominent church leaders appealed to Congressional negotiators to include financial support for families to continue to send their children to Catholic and non-public schools in a coronavirus relief bill currently being negotiated.
Faith Explainer
Are the 40 million U.S. Catholics who are registered Democrats facing the fires of hell? Not according to canon law or the U.S. bishops.
Marilyn Miranda, 9, draped in a Salvadoran flag, attends an immigration rally with her mother outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 4, 2019. A Sept. 14, 2020, decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit in Ramos v. Nielsen brings the Trump administration one step closer to ending Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for almost all people with TPS in the United States. (CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters)
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The court said the president was within his rights to revoke Temporary Protected Status from Salvadoran immigrants. The ruling also is expected to affect TPS holders from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Sudan and Nepal.
Faith Faith
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 15, 2020
With a global pandemic, ongoing racial tensions and the presidential election, Hispanic Heritage Month is looking a little different in 2020.
Jesuit Father John Piderit, San Francisco's archdiocesan vicar for administration, celebrates Mass simultaneously with three other priests on the feast of the Assumption near the steps of the city's Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption Aug. 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco)
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceSeptember 15, 2020
Archbishop Cordileone: "We cannot simply standby while our people are treated with this lack of compassion for their needs, and this lack of respect for their rights."
Politics & Society News
Barr is scheduled to receive the Christifideles Laici award, which is named for St. John Paul II’s post-synodal exhortation. The award is given “in honor and gratitude for fidelity to the church, exemplary selfless and steadfast service in the Lord’s vineyard.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 15, 2020
Vatican officials have publicly defended the agreement with enthusiasm. Privately, they are more sober in their analysis.
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis began a series of general audience talks Aug. 5 about the principles of Catholic social teaching that can help the world recover from the pandemic and move forward in a way that is better for human beings and for the environment.
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In a Sept. 11 ruling, former Col. Inocente Orlando Montano, 77, was found to have planned and ordered the murders of the five Jesuits priests — all Spanish nationals — Nov. 16, 1989, at their residence on the Central American University campus.
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The Catholic Church in Lebanon plays a leading role in shaping public opinion in that troubled country because it is free and speaks the truth, Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch, told an internet audience Sept. 10.
A cameraman films Father Kevin Kennedy at the altar at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., on July 11, for a live-streamed Mass. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith Short Take
Mark M. GraySeptember 14, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic may have long-term effects on Mass attendance, writes Mark M. Gray, detailing the results of a new CARA survey, with many young people hesitant to return to the pews.
Politics & Society News
Food insecurity has a profound effect on single parent families, especially during a pandemic.
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“Every tragic death brings with it great pain. But when it snatches (the lives of) five adolescents and a young mother, it is immense, unbearable without God’s help,” he told members of the victims’ families Sept. 12.
Faith News
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 14, 2020
Everyone dies, but not all cultures observe death in the same way.
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Church services and Mass online cannot compare to or replace the in-person participation of the faithful, Cardinal Sarah told the world's bishops.