Politics & Society

The Editors April 19, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court is bedeviled by never-ending questions about capital punishment that underscore the practice’s capriciousness and cruelty.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is a frequent visitor to the Csíksomlyó shrine in Romania, where Pope Francis is expected to celebrate Mass this spring. (Associated Press)
Marc Roscoe Loustau April 19, 2019
The pope will visit a section of Romania with a large ethnic Hungarian population—and a Marian shrine that has attracted allies of the autocratic, anti-migrant Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán.
Pope Francis talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican in 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Associated Press April 17, 2019
Trump says in a tweet that he offered "condolences from the People of the United States for the horrible and destructive fire."
Pope Francis and Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, sign documents during an interreligious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Feb. 4, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Victor Gaetan April 16, 2019
The best way to approach things is to find allies in the Islamic world who share a vision of tolerance and openness and who recognize the concept of the Abrahamic religions as having a common core of beliefs.
Notre Dame cathedral is burning in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Lori Hinant)
Associated Press April 15, 2019
The blaze collapsed the cathedral's spire and spread to one of its landmark rectangular towers.
April 12, 2019
The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the urgent need for assistance for those escaping the political and social turmoil is nearly overwhelming efforts of various faith groups in trying to alleviate the situation.