Politics & Society News
If the world is to win the fight against climate change, its leaders must stop profiting from fossil fuels that threaten the survival and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, Pope Francis said.
Faith News
May 28, 2019
“Now I’m a proud member of this group and feel that my mission is to show my fellow Brazilians the Jewish roots we have — which were taken out from us.”
 Then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick attends a reception for new cardinals in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Nov. 20, 2010. Among the new cardinals was Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, successor to Cardinal McCarrick as archbishop of Washington. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 28, 2019
Pope Francis: “I knew nothing about McCarrick.... If not, I would not have remained silent.”
Faith News
Pope Benedict XVI had imposed restrictions on the public ministry of former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick in 2008, but they were not formal sanctions and were not followed strictly, even during the papacy of Pope Benedict himself, McCarrick's former secretary said.
Politics & Society Short Take
Meghan J. ClarkMay 28, 2019
We are bad at talking about women’s bodies—a fact that constrains and distorts our conversations about and policies related to women’s health.
Faith Short Take
Pia de SolenniMay 28, 2019
As a woman in leadership in the church, I think we are having the wrong conversation when we focus so narrowly on the question of women deacons that we fail to see the ways Catholic women can—and already do—lead.
Pro-life advocates pass the U.S. Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on Jan. 18 in Washington. Disability rights groups are not often prominent in pro-life demonstrations. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Short Take
Disability rights and pro-life groups adhere to the same basic principle—that humans have inherent dignity based on who they are, not what they can do. But they don’t always recognize their common ground.
Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria in this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families operated by the GEO Group in Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottMay 28, 2019
Jesuits West province requested that GEO, which runs 134 facilities around the world—including 69 detention centers in the United States—“report annually…on how it implements” its human rights policy.
In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court spokesman says Pell will not fight for a reduced jail sentence if he fails in his appeal of his conviction for molesting two choirboys in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
Politics & Society News
Cardinal Pell will appeal his conviction next month. His lawyers have filed an application arguing it should be overturned on three grounds.
Pope Francis poses during an audience with a delegation from the Institute of the Innocents, a Florence-based organization dedicated to caring for children. The pope met the delegation at the Vatican May 24, 2019, during an audience marking the 600th anniversary of the Italian institute. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society News
"Human life is sacred and inviolable and the use of prenatal diagnosis for selective purposes must be strongly discouraged because it is the expression of an inhuman eugenic mentality, which deprives families of the possibility of welcoming, embracing and loving their weakest children," the pope
A member of the Missionaries of the Risen Christ provides migrants with food in Tapachula, Mexico, May 11, 2019. Some African and Haitian migrants have been stranded in southern Mexico for two months. (CNS photo/Andres Martinez Casares, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 27, 2019
The logic of “me first and then the others,” sometimes cited by believers and frequently used by politicians to gain votes and power in European countries, the United States and elsewhere, is not the logic of Christ.
Faith Faith in Focus
At the time of his death, U.S. Army Veteran Timothy Fowl left behind no known friends or family. But every student left school that day keeping Mr. Fowl’s memory alive.
A Honduran asylum seeker released from detention holds her son while waiting at a bus depot in McAllen, Texas, on May 19. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaMay 24, 2019
Federal officials are releasing thousands of asylum seekers in Texas. A Catholic Charities facility is taking up the challenge of providing temporary food and shelter after grueling journeys.
Faith News
Italian bishops have recognized their "moral obligation" to report allegations of clerical sexual abuse to the police, said the head of the Italian bishops' child protection committee.
Politics & Society News
"We know their names and we remember them," said Sister Lucey, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, who joined other Christian groups, along with Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and members of their faith communities at a chapel in the United Methodist Building in Washington.
Politics & Society Video
America FilmsMay 24, 2019
What does the process of seeking asylum look like? Why are people willing to risk their lives and what are they leaving behind?
Faith Video
America FilmsMay 24, 2019
In this episode of Sunday to Sunday, we pay tribute the Rev. James V. Matthew's great witness as a preacher and his devotion to the Oakland community.
Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott in ‘Aladdin.’ (CNS photo/Disney)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 24, 2019
There was a moment during “Aladdin” when I thought, “This would have made a terrific animated movie.”
Faith Vantage Point
Avery DullesMay 24, 2019
Responses to 10 of the principal objections that are commonly raised against the Catholic Church's teaching on the ordination of women.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.May 24, 2019
Part of embracing resurrection and new life is embracing it not only in Jesus, not only in yourself, but in those around you.