News Analysis

 Pro-life advocates celebrate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 9 after lawmakers voted against a bill that would have legalized abortion. The Senate voted against the bill, dashing the hopes of supporters of legal abortion in the predominantly Catholic country, homeland of Pope Francis. (CNS photo/Agustin Marcarian, Reuters)
Charles C. Camosy August 10, 2018
A diversity of views on abortion made for an actual debate among those who have power in Argentina.
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, is pictured in a 2017 photo (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
James Martin, S.J. July 16, 2018
The case shows the mystifying complexity of the human person—or at least this human person.
Religion News Service June 13, 2018
Though they haven’t escaped all stigma lingering from Islamic terror attacks on British soil, Muslims’ response to the Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted their social and charitable engagement.
A truck travels along a dirt road near a grain farm in Hesper Township, Iowa. The 2018 farm bill was defeated on the floor of the House May 18. It could back for a second vote in late June, but Catholic and other rural life advocates see a need for improvements in the measure before then. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Kevin Clarke June 06, 2018
House Republicans will be returning to a fight over raising work requirements for the nation’s 43 million recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program after a previous effort to pass the farm bill flamed out last month.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., visits with Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, at Catholic Charities Fort Worth campus, April 3 (CNS photo/Juan Guajardo, North Texas Catholic Magazine).
Jason Blakely May 04, 2018
The conflict between Mr. Ryan’s libertarianism and his Catholicism rests on rival anthropologies.
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on April 13. Palestinians streamed to tent camps on Gaza's border with Israel for a third mass protest. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Drew Christiansen, S.J. April 13, 2018
Hamas, it seems, has taken Israeli contempt for Palestinian life as a cultural and political weakness that Gazans can turn against the oppressor state.