Altar server Angelo Alcasabas prepares the altar during an annual “Pre-Pride Festive Mass” welcoming L.G.B.T.Q. Catholics at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City on June 29, 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
Luke Janicki
A task force created by the Archdiocese of Seattle urges more pastoral outreach to L.G.B.T.Q. Catholics. But it declined to press for changes to employment provisions at Catholic institutions.
A man wearing a protective mask walks by a mural depicting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Managua March 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jan-Albert Hootsen
As Nicaragua prepares for a general election in November, Mr. Ortega has ramped up a broad repression of dissenting voices. Could the Catholic Church be his next target?
Politics & SocietyNews
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
While the Taliban have promised not to shed any blood, some locals fear that the Islamist regime will lead to persecutions and violence.
Activists erect a rainbow-colored heart in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on July 8. The activists are protesting against the recently passed law that they say discriminates against L.G.B.T.Q. people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Some activists in Hungary have reacted to an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law by calling for an investigation of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, writes Marc Roscoe Loustau. But turning the crisis into a political football may backfire.
Gloria Purvis
Marriage. Abortion. Gender identity. Adoption by same-sex couples. What happens if exercising my religious liberty in these areas is perceived as discrimination against another person?
Catholic News Service
Adoption and foster care, free speech and church vandalism are some of the topics of concern chosen by the U.S. bishops for Religious Freedom Week, which is set for June 22-29.