President Joe Biden leaves Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington after Mass Jan. 24, 2021. (CNS photo/Erin Scott, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Ellen K. Boegel
If Joe Biden wants his presidency to have a lasting impact on religious freedom, he and his fellow Democrats must craft legislation acceptable to Republican senators.
The genocide of Christians in the Middle East continues to this day, as seen in Azerbaijan’s occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region with an Armenian majority. In this photo, men look at the ruins of a house in the city of Stepanakert on Oct. 17, 2020. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Alex GalitskySteven Howard
Formally recognizing the genocide of Armenians is not just a matter of history, write Alex Galitsky and Steven Howard. It is a necessary first step in confronting Turkey over its present-day human rights abuses.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The U.S. bishops’ conference has made defeating the Equality Act a priority, citing concerns over religious freedom.
The destroyed Al-Tahera Syriac Catholic Church is seen in Mosul, Iraq, on Feb. 22, 2021. The church was bombarded during the airstrike campaign that drove the Islamic State out of Mosul. (CNS photo/Thaier al-Sudani, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Luma Simms
Refugees from the attacks on Christians in Iraq cannot help but feel bitter and forgotten, writes Luma Simms. Pope Francis’ upcoming visit is an opportunity to begin healing and seek religious harmony.
Catholic News Service
H.R. 5 would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, the credit system and jury duty.
FaithFaith and Reason
Michael Baxter
As we give thanks for John Courtney Murray, S.J., we should probably temper our gratitude and be mindful that “the Murray project,” as it is sometimes called, brings with it some caveats.