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Kate Scanlon - OSV News
Former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony counts by a Manhattan jury for falsifying business records related to hush money payments during the 2016 campaign, marking the first criminal conviction of a former president and sparking varied reactions from political and legal experts.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
The reality is that voters don’t have to like Mr. Trump, or think he’s a martyr of our legal system, in order to vote for him.
This image shows Pope Francis conversing with a woman in an elegantly decorated room. Pope Francis, dressed in his traditional white papal attire, appears to be speaking while gesturing with his hand. The woman, wearing a black dress adorned with golden buttons and puff shoulders, is smiling warmly as she listens. Behind them, a large painting featuring a religious scene enhances the formal setting. The image has a watermark of “CBS News” in the bottom right corner.
FaithFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Pope Francis’ comments are clearly far more nuanced than many initial reactions suggested.
This combination of photos shows Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel on Oct. 28, 2023. (AP Photo)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
While Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Gallant do not face imminent arrest, the announcement has been perceived as a symbolic blow that deepens Israel’s international isolation because of its conduct of the war in Gaza.
At center: Republican U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson sits beside Democratic President Joe Biden during the annual National Prayer Breakfast at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Feb. 1, 2024. (OSV News photo/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Your enemies are children of God—and that includes the presidential candidate you can’t stand and his supporters.
Michael O’Brien
Cardinal Robert McElroy, Bishop Robert Barron and Bishop Daniel Flores joined moderator Gloria Purvis for a roundtable discussion on the rise of polarization in the church.