A Palestinian woman harvests wheat by hand on a farm near Salfit, West Bank, in 2016. Education is essential in enabling women in every country "to become dignified agents of their own development," said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations Oct. 6 at U.N. headquarters in New York. (CNS photo/Alaa Badrneh, EPA) 
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceOctober 10, 2017
Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for their families and communities, keeping many of them from getting even a basic education, the Vatican's U.N. nuncio said Oct. 6.
Politics & Society Last Take
Christauria WellandOctober 05, 2017
Undocumented women face special challenges when they report domestic abuse, but they now have a champion in Pope Francis
Faith Features
Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.October 04, 2017
We need to revisit the views of this 16th-century reformer on hospitality now more than ever.
Pope Francis greets Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, and representatives of the “Share the Journey” campaign by Caritas Internationalis in support of immigrants, at the Vatican on Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Short Take
Mark G. KuczewskiSeptember 29, 2017
Catholic social teaching does not allow us to consider immigration in the abstract; we must recognize that human beings migrate for legitimate reasons.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 28, 2017
Congress has until March 5 to pass legislation to help immigrants who are currently shielded from deportation by the program.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 28, 2017
In an interview with America, Sister Normal Pimental talks about her involvement with Pope Francis' "Share the Journey" campaign.