Short Take

Olga Segura July 17, 2018
The Catholic Church has renewed efforts to fight racism in the U.S., but Black Lives Matter deserves credit for keeping our attention on racial justice.
A banner showing St. John Paul II hangs from a lamp pole in Krakow, Poland, as Pope Francis arrives to attend World Youth Day in 2016. Surveys show that Poland leads Europe, and the United States, in religious commitment. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Stephen Bullivant July 13, 2018
U.S. religious belief has been more resilient than in other modernized, affluent countries. Still, weekly churchgoing pales compared with Poland.
Valerie Schultz July 12, 2018
Pretrial freedom should not belong only to those who can purchase it.
Amy Coney Barrett's religious background with People of Praise should not alarm us.
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, Pa., talks to an immigrant woman, recently released from U.S. custody, on July 1 at a Catholic Charities center in McAllen, Tex., as part of a fact-finding trip to the border by a delegation of U.S. bishops. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) 
Kevin E. McKenna July 06, 2018
We can see and judge the unjust treatment of refugees and migrants by the United States. Now we must address the root causes of the injustice.
Pope Francis waves as he rides away in a Fiat after a short arrival ceremony on the airfield at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington Sept. 22, 2015. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Brian Brennan July 06, 2018
The protection of human life is paramount in Catholic teaching, and it is the greatest argument for autonomous driving technology.