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Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
To reach Catholics in the pews—and to influence public policy on immigration—church leaders should make it clear that they are not advocating for “open borders.”
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
Advocacy groups, including the U.S. bishops conference, have cautioned against allowing a government shutdown before the deadline on Sept. 30, urging lawmakers to come to an agreement and keep the government open.
Pope Francis speaks with bishops from Colombia on the final day of their “ad limina” visit to the Vatican on March 24, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithShort Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
Seeing the pope every five years is not enough.
Jack Jenkins - Religion News Service
In an email, the East Texas bishop told RNS that he ‘cannot voluntarily abandon the flock that I have been given charge of as a successor of the apostles.’
Politics & SocietyNews
OSV News
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said the nation has “urgent work” to do to really show a “radical solidarity with working families.”
FaithLast Take
Timothy Michael Dolan
To provide quality formation—human, academic, spiritual and pastoral—to our future priests is a sacred duty. We would be able to do this better if we had fewer seminaries, all of them excellent ones.