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. 

The adventure of a lifetime

The adventure of a lifetime Summer book review

Prepare for Sunday Mass: A reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday

Prepare for Sunday Mass: A reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday An excerpt from OSV Newsweekly

Prepare for Easter Sunday: The mystery of the empty tomb

Prepare for Easter Sunday: The mystery of the empty tomb An excerpt from OSV Newsweekly

Happiness or suffering?

Happiness or suffering? A reflection for Holy Week

Lent survival tip No. 15: ‘Give until it hurts (the pocketbook that is)’

Lent survival tip No. 15: ‘Give until it hurts (the pocketbook that is)’ Almsgiving still means giving actual alms

Prepare for Sunday Mass: On Palm Sunday, what do you focus on?

Prepare for Sunday Mass: On Palm Sunday, what do you focus on? An excerpt from OSV Newsweekly

Taking confession to the streets

Taking confession to the streets Argentine priests, archbishop embrace Pope Francis’ call to confession

Lent survival tip No. 14: Twiddle your thumbs

Lent survival tip No. 14: Twiddle your thumbs Slow down, toss the watch and spend time with the Lord, other people

Lent survival tip No. 13: Don’t let Lent end

Lent survival tip No. 13: Don’t let Lent end Keep those good habits going

Prepare for Sunday Mass: 'Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die'

Prepare for Sunday Mass: 'Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die' An excerpt from OSV Newsweekly

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