Faith DispatchesRobert David SullivanJune 14, 2019
The number of U.S. parishes without resident pastors has leveled off to about 3,400, according to the latest data from CARA—but only after dioceses have closed down thousands of churches since 1990.
Politics & Society NewsRobert David SullivanJune 04, 2019
Recent polls put U.S. Catholics squarely in the middle of the political spectrum (with a majority saying they will not support President Trump in 2020), but there are major differences between white and Hispanic Catholics.
Politics & Society News AnalysisRobert David SullivanApril 25, 2019
Joe Biden is joining the dozens of Catholics who have run for president since John F. Kennedy was in the White House, but only one so far has come close to winning.
Faith DispatchesRobert David SullivanApril 19, 2019
While the church continues to shut down parishes in the Rust Belt, a new wave of immigrants is contributing to an urgent demand for more pews in the South and West.
Politics & Society NewsRobert David SullivanFebruary 06, 2019
In his 82-minute address, President Trump devoted much of his time to attacks on illegal immigration, but he also called for a ban on late-term abortion and for family leave legislation.
Politics & Society DispatchesRobert David SullivanDecember 14, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh, Stephen Colbert and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were some of the names that attracted America readers and viewers in 2018, along with reporting from the Vatican and an essay about proper behavior in the pews.
Politics & Society NewsRobert David SullivanDecember 01, 2018
Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Mr. Bush died shortly after 10 p.m., about eight months after the death of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who died on April 17, 2018, at the age of 92. They were the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history.
Politics & Society DispatchesRobert David SullivanNovember 02, 2018
The homeownership gap between white and black families is as wide as it was in the 1960s, and the remaining barriers to integration include restrictive zoning and newly tightfisted banks.