News Analysis

A Catholic school classroom in Phoenix, Ariz., gets down to work. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Ellen K. Boegel January 16, 2020
Disputes regarding the enforcement of hair grooming standards at religious schools require application of fundamental church-and-state principles that are unique to the United States.
Nicholas D. Sawicki January 15, 2020
Despite the conceptual similarities, a Senate trial, formally referred to as a Court of Impeachment, is fundamentally different from a standard trial.
A man celebrates in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 8, 2020, after the country launched missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq. (CNS photo/Nazanin Tabatabaee, West Asia News Agency via Reuters)
America Staff January 09, 2020
On “Inside the Vatican” this week, hosts Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell discuss the Holy See's reaction to the U.S. drone strike that claimed the life of Qassim Soleimani and look back at the similarities between this attack and the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Demonstrators react during a Jan. 3, 2020, protest in front of U.N. offices in Tehran, Iran, after Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone airstrike at Baghdad International Airport earlier that day. (CNS photo/Nazanin Tabatabaee, West Asia News Agency via Reuters) 
Kevin Clarke January 03, 2020
Christians have just begun to trickle back to communities that had been devastated first by ISIS then by the Iraqi and U.S. coalition forces that drove out ISIS. Those forces include the Shiite militia that have been targeted by the Trump administration over the last week.
Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the baby Jesus at the start of Mass on the feast of Mary, Mother of God, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 1, 2020. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Kevin Clarke January 02, 2020
Perhaps predictably, Catholics who have come to view Pope Francis as a threat to the clarity of church teaching could only see the worst in the pope’s angry reaction to the grasping pilgrim.
Is it appropriate for a priest to accompany a person who had chosen to undergo assisted suicide?