Worshippers attend a candlelight vigil on July 20 at St.Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso, Texas, following an immigration march and rally. (CNS photo/Jorge Salgado)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 26, 2019
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for each church for information leading to an arrest. Mr. Ceniceros said the diocese is offering an additional $5,000 for each church, adding that the same person or persons are believed to be responsible for all three incidents.
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Lawmakers in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca have approved a measure to decriminalize abortion, despite vocal church opposition.
If abstaining is not an option.... (iStock/cmannphoto)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin M. DoyleSeptember 26, 2019
The stakes are too high for the independent-minded to sit out party primaries, writes Kevin M. Doyle, a pro-lifer and onetime Democrat. We must make a choice, even it is a random one.
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Two more Australian states have passed legislation criminalizing priests who fail to report the abuse of children disclosed during confession.
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In anticipation of the 2019 World Day for Migrants and Refugees, a group of bishops, women religious, lay ministers and others interested in the plight of migrants spent the days prior to the Sept. 29 observance listening to tales of hope, dashed dreams, resilience and uncertainty that are in
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Catholic News ServiceSeptember 26, 2019
U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, former head of the Vatican's doctrinal congregation and retired archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, died Sept. 26 in Rome. He was 83.
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Less than two weeks before the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon was scheduled to begin at the Vatican, the Brazilian bishops' Indigenous Missionary Council reported that the number of indigenous land invasions and indigenous murdered in Brazil in 2018 soared.
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In a sign of hope, all grade levels at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Academy in Freeport, Grand Bahama, started holding classes Sept. 23—at least on a part-time basis.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street in London on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartSeptember 25, 2019
The highest court in the land ruled unanimously and unambiguously that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in attempting to suspend Parliament only weeks before Brexit, the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, is set to take effect.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinSeptember 25, 2019
“Death in life” must happen in this life if we are truly to live. We have to encounter an event that overturns our agenda, our way of being in the world, our very sense of self.
Rosika Schwimmer (center) at the 1915 International Congress of Women in The Hague, Netherlands, where attendees drafted and discussed proposals to end the war in Europe. (LSE Library/British Library of Political and Economic Science via Wikimedia Commons)  
Politics & Society Short Take
Ryan Di CorpoSeptember 25, 2019
We may celebrate nonviolent leaders, but Americans have long been skeptical of pacifism, writes Ryan Di Corpo. The case of peace activist Rosika Schwimmer, denied citizenship in 1929, still echoes today.
Faith News
"We know that calumny always kills," said the pope.
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Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Tex. urged a visiting delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to find ways to keep the plight of migrants and immigrants in mind and to help fellow Catholics see Christ in them.
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Catholic News ServiceSeptember 25, 2019
President Donald Trump called on world leaders at a Sept. 23 U.N. event on religious freedom to end religious persecution around the globe.
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Catholic News ServiceSeptember 25, 2019
At a time of increasing urbanization, the "irreplaceable importance" of forests is being "taken for granted and underestimated," the Vatican's secretary of state said Sept. 23 at a high-level meeting at the United Nations.
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The three buildings were searched by police Sept. 19. No additional fetal remains were discovered.
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleSeptember 25, 2019
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I take a look at who has been invited to the synod on the Amazon region.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., departs the Capitol en route to a speaking event in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Pelosi will meet with her caucus later as more House Democrats are urging an impeachment inquiry amid reports that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The decision sets up an election season clash between Trump and Congress that seems certain to exacerbate the nation’s fierce partisan divides.
Politics & Society Vantage Point
The EditorsSeptember 24, 2019
In the July 27, 1974 issue of America, the editors laid out the ground rules and implications of the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 24, 2019
The facility at Guantánamo Bay should be closed as soon as possible and the prisoners should be transferred to maximum security facilities and tried in a court of law.