News Analysis

An extraordinary minister of the holy Eucharist distributes Communion during Mass at Transfiguration Church in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 22, 2019
According to a report released by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University on Jan. 22, just 33 percent of bishops in the United States think the church “should” ordain women as deacons.
Colleen Dulle January 16, 2019
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” we explore the topic of women deacons.
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong Monday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Paul D. McNelis, S.J. January 08, 2019
The press in China does not make any mention of an impending “trade war”—only trade frictions.
Catholic organizations called for greater personal responsibility in tackling climate change and stepped up their advocacy in opposing the rollback of U.S. environmental regulations during the last year.
Pope Francis' repeated invitations to practice mercy and charity have become the focus of efforts to defuse the widespread polarization that has wracked society and has crossed into Catholic circles.
The Supreme Court's past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings.