August 20, 2018

Vol.219 / No.4

August 20, 2018

Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJuly 25, 2018

Each day brings not only further confusion but also growing demands for a “people’s vote”: a second referendum on E.U. membership or at least a plebiscite on whatever exit deal, if any, this hapless government manages to negotiate.

Faith Dispatches

When allegations first surfaced regarding then-Cardinal McCarrick last month, some church officials called for new regulations and policies that apply to charges of misconduct and mismanagement against bishops. But in his letter, Bishop Scharfenberger said such changes alone will not be enough to

Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, and an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, is pictured in a 2010 photo in Geneva. (CNS photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi, EPA)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 03, 2018

“The huge thing,” she said, is the recognition by the church of “the inviolable dignity even of guilty people who have done terrible crimes.”

Politics & Society Features
Stephanie SladeAugust 06, 2018

Economic freedom can be morally, not just materially, empowering.

A security guard checks a handheld metal detector outside St. Hillary's Catholic Church in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Guards have intercepted suicide bombers attempting to enter the church compound. (Linus Unah)
Faith Features
Linus UnahAugust 10, 2018

The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has decimated villages in northern Nigeria, but Catholic parishioners remain faithful and courageous.

Faith Faith in Focus
Colleen DugganMay 28, 2018

If you are a young mom or dad, struggling with your kids at church: Take heart. You are not alone.

With the Chicago skyline in the background, deacons pray as participants gather to end violence and promote peace during the eighth annual Sunrise Prayer Service and Mass on Aug. 26, 2017. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)
Faith Vantage Point
Joseph DeGroccoAugust 10, 2018

A man pursuing the diaconate must see his desire to serve as a true vocation.