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U.S. teens spend an average of 4.8 hours a day on social media, according to a Gallup poll. Photo shows teenagers seated in a row, all looking at their phones. (iStock/monkeybusinessimages)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J.D. Long García
The U.S. surgeon general suggests a warning label on social media apps. But God entrusted us with the care of our children, and we’re the ones who should be held accountable for any harms.
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Julie Schumacher CohenJordan Denari Duffner
Ultimately, it is up to each of us to prayerfully discern the individual contribution we can make. Guided by our faith and Catholic social teaching, we can do our part to support a just peace in Israel-Palestine.
Politics & SocietyNews
Gina Christian - Catholic News Service
Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry, a Republican, has ordered all public schools to display the Ten Commandments in classrooms by the start of 2025, a move decried by much of civil society as a violation of the separation of church and state.
The first provisional results for the European Parliament elections are announced at the European Parliament building in Brussels June 9, 2024. (OSV News photo/Piroschka van de Wouw, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
The elections results suggest that European states will set stricter policies on immigration, raising levels of despair among asylum seekers and hundreds of thousands of people living without official status across Europe.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis’ participation at the G7 summit was not only historic but revealed the high moral standing that the first Latin American pope has on the global stage.
Politics & SocietyNews
Peter J. Smith - OSV News
U.S. bishops met for a plenary assembly to discuss various topics including mental health, poverty and youth ministry, as well as hearing proposals from the National Review Board on how to combat sex abuse in the church.