Pope Francis
How do we see our grandparents and elderly persons? When was the last time we visited or telephoned an elderly person in order to show our closeness and to benefit from what they have to tell us?
Pope Francis has said that women should have the same rights as men in the workforce. Soccer player Megan Rapinoe, right, has testified in front of Congress for equal pay for women (photo: CNS/AP/America).
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
For modern interpreters of Catholic social teaching, there is little question that women deserve equal pay. It has not always been so.
Mark M. GrayThomas P. Gaunt
America asked the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University to survey Catholics nationwide about their understanding of the sexual abuse crisis, its emotional impact and how it has affected their faith.
Firefighters participate in an appreciation rally for medical workers at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center in Roslyn, N.Y., April 9, 2020, during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Essential” workers have returned to “normal,” confronting the low wages, poor-to-no benefits—including no paid sick time or company-sponsored health insurance—they faced before the crisis.
Politics & SocietyNews
Jessica Gresko—Associated Press
The Supreme Court ruled that the city of Philadelphia violated the Constitution by limiting its relationship with a Catholic foster care agency over the group's refusal to certify same-sex couples as foster parents.
Pope Francis
“A prayer that is alien from life is not healthy. A prayer that alienates itself from the concreteness of life becomes spiritualism, or worse, ritualism.”