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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Many of us go back and forth between ignoring politics and getting angry about it. You will feel better, and be a better citizen, if you are more disciplined about your attention.
A Palestinian looks out from a hole in the wall of his house, damaged by airstrikes, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Oct. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joshua StantonOlivia Brodsky
Some humility about how much we really know can help prevent toxic rhetoric when we talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with family, friends and colleagues of different faiths.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“This is what the pope is asking of us,” Cardinal-designate Christophe Pierre said. “We are not only defenders of ideas, because if I defend only one idea, whoever disagrees with me becomes my enemy.”
A close-up of a Catholic wedding ceremony, focusing on the hands of the bride, groom and priest.
FaithShort Take
Charles C. Camosy
Falling marriage rates across the globe threaten vulnerable women and children. The Catholic Church can help if we put aside political idolatry and work as different members of the same body of Christ.
pope francis sits in his white chair in front of a group of italian bishops and leaders
FaithLast Take
Anna Rowlands
I have learned more about the church than I could ever have imagined, and the synod process has come to seem even more urgent and fruitful.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
It is within our capacity to move beyond yet another national nightmare; it is in the best interests of us all to do so.