On a scale where 0 is best and 10 is worst, the U.S. score on individual and social group hostilities soared from 3.3 in 2007 to 8.4 in 2017 -- the most recent year studied -- which qualified as the highest in the region.
Great Catholic Music, an audio web streaming service, is a project of the Living Bread Radio Network, a group of Catholic radio stations in northeast Ohio.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network joined three other organizations in filing a lawsuit against the federal government over a memo that the groups say changes the rules retroactively for unaccompanied immigrant minors seeking asylum.
As has been the case for years now, a small group of protesters dismissive of the U.S. bishops' efforts to enact reforms in their handling of sexual abuse cases gather outside the Baltimore hotel where they conduct their general meeting. This spring is no different.
What's taking place outside the constant scrutiny of news cameras and commentators is the number of immigrant communities already well-established in the country.
An estimated 100,000 apprehensions of immigrants by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border in March is the highest figure in one month in a decade.
According to Father Elias Mallon, a Franciscan Friar who is the external affairs officer of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, the likelihood of a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears ever unlikely.
Many of those attending a Feb. 3 workshop on the opioid crisis at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington told personal stories of pain and loss.