Social Justice

Pope Francis greets bishops as he arrives at Bozzolo, near Cremona, northern Italy, to pray at the tomb of Don Primo Mazzolari, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Pope Francis is making a pilgrimage to northern Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Pope Francis made the pilgrimage to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican.
Faith Faith in Focus
The motivation for withdrawal in the Ignatius option is formation for mission rather than countercultural resistance.
Barrett Duke, chair of the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2017 Resolutions Committee, listens to the Rev. Dwight McKissic, original drafter of a resolution criticizing the “alt-right” movement and white supremacy that was adopted on June 14, 2017. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks
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The group called it “antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Politics & Society In All Things
Olga SeguraJune 13, 2017
Maria Wright lost her son, 31-year-old Jerald A. Wright, during the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
Pope Francis greets an elderly woman as he meets with people in a poor neighborhood in Asuncion, Paraguay, in this July 12, 2015, file photo. Pastoral care of the poor and those in need has been emphasis of the pontificate of Pope Francis. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society News
People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates "ostentatious wealth," Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis and Patti Gallagher Mansfield, a participant in the 1967 Pittsburgh retreat that marked the beginning of the Charismatic renewal, pray during a Pentecost vigil marking the 50th anniversary of the Catholic charismatic renewal at the Circus Maximus in Rome on June 3. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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"Women are fully entitled to actively take part in all settings, and their rights must be affirmed and protected," the pope said.