News Analysis

Kevin Clarke April 11, 2019
According to Father David Neuhaus, the Israeli political leadership in recent years has “only mouthed support” for a peace process that concludes with two independent states “and now no longer does even that.”
This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)
Guy Consolmagno April 10, 2019
Thanks to the image released by the Event Horizon Telescope consortium, for the first time we have direct proof that a black hole is more than a theoretical construct.
Bill McGarvey April 04, 2019
For high school seniors, existential angst about what schools they will get into, how much aid they will receive and how much debt they will need to take on to get a degree has become a national rite of passage.
Austin Jennings, a member of the Students for Life at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., joins pro-life advocates in front of the Supreme Court during the March for Life Jan. 18, 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Kevin Clarke April 02, 2019
“Our nation is better than infanticide,” the archbishop said. “Babies born alive during the process of abortion deserve the same care and medical assistance as any other newborn.”
Looking at Women Church World, a monthly women's magazine insert in the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) 
Colleen Dulle March 27, 2019
Ms. Scaraffia described the spaces women have carved out for themselves to speak freely as “a hidden schism in the church, where the religious are separating themselves from the church.”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., shakes hands with Alabama State Sen. Henry Sanders at the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., on March 19. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Michael J. O’Loughlin March 25, 2019
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., responded to a question about his religious views by talking about his own faith and what he sees as a distortion of Christianity among U.S. conservatives.