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U.S. Senator J. D. Vance speaks at the 2023 Turning Point Action Conference in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Paul James Macrae
J.D. Vance’s economic populist streak, combined with his pro-life views and support for religious liberty, could offer an alternative to the two major political parties.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael O'Brien
The Nov. 25 shooting in Burlington, Vt. points to rising hate in the United States in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
As the United States marks the 35th World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, domestic politics threaten the future of one of the nation's most successful global health initiatives, which is credited with keeping millions of people alive.
FaithFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Data showing the theological divide between younger and older priests—as well as between younger priests and the laity—could serve as a mandate to heal the scandal of division within our own church.
A large banner that says "Biden Ceasefire Now" is displayed as Isra Chaker with Amnesty International USA puts roses on fake white body bags, representing those killed in the escalating conflict in Gaza and Israel, in front of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
How to restore peace in Israel and Gaza now after this historic outbreak of violence and mutual suffering? It will take outside pressure on both Israel and Hamas.
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis attends a Nov. 14, 2023, session of the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Disagreement about how strongly to describe the bishops’ opposition to abortion mirrors a similar debate in 2019.