Politics and Social Issues

The Catholic Church weighs in on the world of politics and other social issues. Find commentary on issues like gun control, health care, immigration, poverty, government offices and more. 

Carmelites looking to grow ‘neighborhood of care’

Carmelites looking to grow ‘neighborhood of care’ California-based nuns aim to expand their mission of caring for the elderly in a ...

The complex spirituality of Thomas Merton

The complex spirituality of Thomas Merton The Trappist monk was one of the most famous Catholic writers of the 20th century, but ...

Stories of survival: 40 years after the fall of Saigon

Stories of survival: 40 years after the fall of Saigon Two priests, one woman religious recount the impact of the 1975 fall of the South ...

Chaplains help bring Catholic identity back to Kansas

Chaplains help bring Catholic identity back to Kansas Pilgrimages, monks’ spiritual direction play key role in revitalizing identity of ...

Living the consecrated life

Living the consecrated life During this Year of Consecrated Life, here’s an in-depth look at Norbertine Father ...

Pope to canonize ‘evangelizer of the West’

Pope to canonize ‘evangelizer of the West’ Blessed Junipero Serra will be made a saint in September at a ceremony in Washington, ...

Crime forces parishes to increase security

Crime forces parishes to increase security Inner-city churches face the challenge of balancing safety with ministering to their ...

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