Politics & Society

Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at the Maquehue Airport near Temuco, Chile, Jan. 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 20, 2018
“Pope Francis’ statements...were a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse,” Cardinal O’Malley said in a statement released Jan. 20.
 Pope Francis and Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stand outside the presidential palace in Lima, Peru, Jan.19.(CNS photo//Mariana Bazo, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell January 20, 2018
“The degradation of the environment...cannot be separated from the moral degradation of our communities.”
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 19, 2018
The U.S. bishops had an unusually busy year issuing positive and negative statements about the new president, but some hoped for more decisive action against his policies.
Kevin Clarke January 19, 2018
Transgender patients “need to know they are welcome and they will not be looked down upon” if they come to Catholic institutions seeking treatment, says Sister Carol Keehan.
Sam Sawyer, S.J. January 19, 2018
Some students had reservations about politicians whose pro-life commitment was too narrow.
President Donald Trump addresses the 2018 March of Life from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 19, 2018
President Trump’s video appearance at the march culminates a year of pro-life appointments and administrative actions to limit abortions.