Politics & Society

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl said the concept of race is not a biological reality, but a social construct.
A beading session at Loom Chicago. Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 19, 2018
The report found that Catholic initiatives addressing the refugee crisis are marked by their commitment to a range of Catholic social teaching, including respect for life, a commitment to the common good, care for the earth and promoting the dignity of work.
Immigrants just released from detention via a U.S. immigration policy known as "catch and release" stand at a bus station April 11 before being taken to the Catholic Charities relief center in McAllen, Texas. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters)
J.D. Long-García April 19, 2018
The Legal Orientation Program, which President George W. Bush put into place in 2003, helps detained immigrants know their rights and legal options.
A popular proposed law could land Jewish and Muslim parents in prison for up to six years for circumcising their infant boys. 
Associated Press April 17, 2018
Magistrate Belinda Wallington will make her ruling on May 1 on whether Pell will stand trial.
Associated Press April 17, 2018
Starbucks, which once urged its employees to start conversations about race with customers, found itself through the looking glass: under fire for its treatment of black people.