Flowers, candles and other items surround the famous Las Vegas sign at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting (AP Photo/John Locher).
Politics & Society Features
Jason BlakelyOctober 13, 2017
Pat Robertson and others appear to have abandoned the notion that political action has the ability to improve the lives of the governed.
Filipinos light candles and hold a placard during a March 8 protest against the death penalty in Manila, Philippines (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA). 
Faith Short Take
Helen C. Prejean, C.S.J.October 12, 2017
At last, a clear, uncompromising stance of moral opposition to the death penalty by the highest authority of the church.
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 11. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 11, 2017
The pope’s comments and the timing of them suggest that a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church may be forthcoming to reflect this new development in the church’s understanding.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsOctober 05, 2017
Is 'pro-life' an appeal or an accusation?
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, SJOctober 02, 2017
I am sad over the loss of life, tired of excuses for the loss of life, and angry that we are paralyzed by the loss of life.
The spoon-billed sandpiper, seen here in Thailand, is among the world’s most endangered birds. (iStock/sirichai_raksue)
Politics & Society Short Take
Claire SwinarskiAugust 29, 2017
With the E.P.A. under threat, Catholics should remember our responsibility to protect all of the earth’s most vulnerable inhabitants.