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Politics & Society
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Published on Religious Freedom Day, the first annual report from the bishops’ religious liberty committee states that attacks on houses of worship constitute “the largest threat to religious liberty in 2024.”
Gina Christian - OSV News
Vatican’s Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops has provided two guiding questions regarding the “successes and distresses” and “structures and organization“ of the church to discuss ahead of the second session of the synod.
Politics & SocietyNews
David Argen - Catholic News Service
Bishop Enrique Díaz Díaz of Irapuato, Mexico urged people not to be indifferent after the massacre of a dozen young people at a Christmas party.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The head of the U.S. bishops conference has condemned the killing of two Christian women who had been seeking shelter inside Gaza’s only Catholic church.
FaithShort Take
Steven P. Millies
Depressingly, 40 years since Cardinal Bernardin first proposed the consistent ethic of life, the ethic remains mired in the same senseless, polarized partisanship that Bernardin proposed the ethic to overcome.
From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sources
In a wide-ranging interview, Coadjutor Archbishop Christopher J. Coyne of Hartford spoke about working as a bartender, women’s ordination to the diaconate and relocating the Vatican.