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Pope John Paul II greets Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the Vatican Nov. 18, 1990.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
When Mikhail Gorbachev, who died on Aug. 30, first met with Pope John Paul in December 1989, less than a month after the Berlin Wall’s collapse, the two leaders “understood each other immediately.”
Politics & SocietyNews
Tom Tracy
Proposed federal regulatory changes to the Affordable Care Act will mean “woke” political correctness will trump medical and ethical considerations, likely exacerbating a nursing and physician shortage in the U.S., claim some critics.
A basketball court in a concrete yard, surrounding by a prison building
Politics & SocietyNews
Scott Bauer - Associated Press
A Wisconsin judge ruled against the state prison system on Thursday, saying its Covid-19 visitor policy that barred Catholic clergy from meeting with inmates for more than a year violated religious freedom.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Catholics in China in recent years have experienced greater difficulties in the practice of their faith as a result of the crackdown on religion being carried out under the regime of President Xi Jin-ping.
FaithFaith and Reason
Charles E. BouchardAnthony Rothert
Catholic health care ministries are at odds with the American Civil Liberties Union on many issues. But are there areas where the two can agree—or collaborate?
Joe Kennedy standing with crossed arms in front of a football field.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
The majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to side with a former high school football coach who said his postgame prayers on the field amounted to private speech.