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Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Choice alone cannot be a sufficient moral framework for thinking about abortion because more than one human life is at stake.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
We don’t expect to see a Muppet so completely lose it. But today of all days, Elmo reminds us that it is totally appropriate to call out what is only pretend and say, “No, that’s not right.”
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Gloria Purvis
Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, talks with Gloria Purvis about how the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are not as different from ordinary Americans as you might think.
Maryann Arceo, a volunteer at St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room in Menlo Park, Calif., listens to a man as he receives a box of free groceries at St. Anthony's Catholic Church Nov. 18, 2021. The program provides about 300 meals every day, except Sunday, as well as groceries to anyone in need. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“All the prices are ridiculously high,” said Manuel Jeremías Ake, a father of six in California. “We were struggling to buy what we could afford. But now, forget about it. I’ve never seen anything like this in this country.”
FaithNews Analysis
Doug GirardotSarah VincentJames T. Keane
In a year filled with good news and bad, more than a few Catholics stood out in the crowd (for better or for worse).
Politics & SocietyMedia
Robert David Sullivan
Covid-19, the 2020 election and racial justice remained hot topics in 2021. But the past year also brought new debates within the Catholic Church, including over the Latin Mass.