Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsOctober 09, 2019
While enough facts are still unknown that a decision on impeachment itself is premature, an inquiry is absolutely necessary, the editors write.
Leah Rose Casimero, an indigenous representative from Guyana, leaves the first session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican on Oct. 7, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 08, 2019
The general relator of this special synod, emphasized several themes of Pope Francis’ pontificate: the church must “throw open her doors”; “true tradition” is “the church’s living history”; and “God always brings newness,” so “one must not fear what is new.”
President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, on Friday, Oct. 4, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society Explainer
Nicholas D. SawickiOctober 08, 2019
Why do we even an impeachment process when we can just vote the president out of office? John D. Feerick of the Fordham University School of Law explains in an interview with America’s Nicholas D. Sawicki.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin JacksonOctober 08, 2019
As the number of reported cases of vaping-related illness in the U.S. soars over 1000, many Catholic schools are taking action to prevent vaping among students.
Faith News
Proposals in the Oct. 8 morning session of the Synod included discussing the "possibility of diaconal ordination for women, so as to emphasize their ecclesial vocation."
Young people gather for the climate change rally in New York City on Sept. 20. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Short Take
Ben CampionOctober 08, 2019
In November we will strike again, and on Earth Day we will strike in even greater numbers than before.
Politics & Society News
The impeachment inquiry is but one of many factors making movement on bills as slow as molasses in January.
Politics & Society News
With the upcoming general election in Canada-on October 21--Catholics' participation in the present political contest has been to sponsor a public political debate in Toronto between candidates of the major parties. The Archdiocese of Toronto livestreamed the event.
Politics & Society News
Kevin McAleenan was supposed to be the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University Law Center the morning of Oct. 7, but chanting protesters drowned him out for several minutes.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceOctober 08, 2019
The Haitian bishops' justice and peace commission said that "a change in head of state is crucial as is a change in the way the authorities govern the country."
Faith News
The EditorsOctober 07, 2019
Follow America's coverage of the 2019 Synod on the Amazon.
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtOctober 07, 2019
In his sensational new play, Jeremy O. Harris posits that racism may poison our most intimate relationships.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 07, 2019
Pope Francis said the synod’s way is to “bring us close to consider the Amazon reality with this pastoral heart, with the eyes of disciples and missionaries.”
Arts & Culture Interviews
Sean Salai, S.J.October 07, 2019
Mr. Pearce, an English-born Catholic critic, talks about the latest developments in research on Shakespeare's faith life.
Faith News
The survey for Boston-based Catholic Investment Services found that about 87% of respondents would be more likely to donate to Catholic institutions if they knew the money would be invested in ways consistent with church teaching and values.
Politics & Society News
The Supreme Court is about to commence on another highly contentious term, with many controversial items on its docket, from abortion to LGBT rights to immigration.
Politics & Society News
"Justice is a divine characteristic of God himself. Whether we are Christian, Jewish or Muslim in heritage—we all believe that God is perfectly just and always merciful," Washington's archbishop said.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceOctober 07, 2019
The Attorney General of Indiana, Curtis Hill, has announced that his office has conducted the return of the aborted remains of over 2,000 fetuses back to Indiana, in the wake of the revelations of the now-deceased physician who performed the abortions and stored the fetuses in his Illinois home.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.October 07, 2019
The Rev. James Martin, S.J., leads listeners through an Examen, reflecting on the joys and challenges that arise in our prayer lives.
Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Oct. 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 06, 2019
At an opening Mass for the synod on the Amazon, Pope Francis urged participants to exercise “daring prudence” and called for evangelism without “colonialism.” Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell reports.