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Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
This week’s debate could be an opportunity to inform voters that the economy needs immigrants for economic growth, but so far both candidates have focused on border control.
U.S. teens spend an average of 4.8 hours a day on social media, according to a Gallup poll. Photo shows teenagers seated in a row, all looking at their phones. (iStock/monkeybusinessimages)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J.D. Long García
The U.S. surgeon general suggests a warning label on social media apps. But God entrusted us with the care of our children, and we’re the ones who should be held accountable for any harms.
FaithShort Take
James T. Keane
The Catholic Theological Society of America honored Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., with the John Courtney Murray Award, its highest honor, this past weekend in Baltimore.
FaithShort Take
Richard L. Wood
For 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has served as one of the church’s primary investments in fighting poverty. The U.S. bishops must reaffirm their support for this initiative.
A closeup of a couple's hands as they light church candles (iStock/Wirestock)
FaithShort Take
David E. Nantais
The parish can be a nexus for sharing hopes and fears about the last stage of life. Clarifying Catholic teaching about medical technologies and care at the end of life would be another helpful step.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J.D. Long García
Donald J. Trump became the first president in history to be convicted of a felony last week. And he may become the first convicted felon to become president of the United States in November.