Politics & Society

The Editors December 06, 2019
Why we need legislation to clarify the scope of executive privilege and to establish a streamlined legal process to resolve such claims.
Refugees sponsored by the Vatican and the Sant’Egidio Community hold a banner supporting “Human Corridors” upon their arrival at Fiumicino airport on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Since February 2016, Sant’Egidio has been able to bring 3,026 refugees into Europe using humanitarian corridors. Italy, thanks to the commitment of its episcopal conference and Protestant community, has welcomed the majority of the refugees brought in by Sant’Egidio, reaching a total of 2,448, most
A candlelit vigil against the death penalty, held outside the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville on Dec. 16, 2016. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald)
A federal judge has placed federal executions on hold. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Bishop Frank J. Dewane write that we should turn back permanently from the path of death.
A Jesuit who works for Jesuit Refugee Service in Thailand raised the question of ministry among migrants and refugees.
The aid reached families in Berdale, a small town center of 50,000 people, including 6,000 people displaced from their homes.
Thomas J. Reese December 05, 2019
“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me,” she said. “I don’t hate anyone.”