September 3, 2018

Vol.219 / No.5

September 3, 2018

Demonstrators against decriminalizing abortion celebrate outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Luisa Balaguer)
Politics & Society Dispatches

A grassroots movement came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis.

Faith Dispatches

"Two weeks ago, I shared with you my sadness, anger, and shame over the recent revelations concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick," the cardinal said. "Those sentiments continue and are deepened in view of the Pennsylvania grand jury report."

A retired bishop waits to hear confession at an unofficial Catholic church in Youtong village, Hebei Province, China. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeAugust 24, 2018

Several watchdog groups say that religious freedom around the world is taking a beating, and the Catholic pastoral group Aid to the Church in Need says the persecution of Christians is “today worse than at any time in history.”

Buffalo Bayou floods past its banks near downtown Houston on Aug. 31, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas with 4.5 feet of rain. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald)
Politics & Society Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaAugust 21, 2018

Hurricane Harvey took a toll on all Houstonians—rich and poor, white and brown, city and suburb—but this boomtown proud of its diversity is getting back on track.

Faith Features

Medellín would be the first and perhaps one of the most successful exercises of appropriation of the Second Vatican Council at the continental level.

Faith Faith in Focus
Rachel EhmkeJuly 11, 2018

Taken to the extreme, ‘Catholic guilt’ can become an obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as scrupulosity.

Arts & Culture Ideas
Olga SeguraAugust 10, 2018

I probably wouldn’t be reading the Bible as regularly or as attentively without the help of Streetlights Bible and Our Bible.