Articles on this issue "politics"
"When a sense of God evanesces-as it has increasingly in our secularized Western world-all we have left for understanding human affairs are psychological and political categories"
I had the extraordinary privilege last week of following the Pope's pilgrimage at very close quarters. I had this access both as a bishop and as a commentator for NBC News. It was thrilling …read more
"I am sure that I have not said anything that is not present in the social Doctrine of the Church"
The Vatican Information Service provided a lengthy report on the press conference that Pope Francis gave during theflight from Cuba to the United States.Pope Francis spoke with journalists …read more
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, reprinted from theSouthern Nebraska Register. * * * On March 13, 2013, Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio was elected the 265th …read more
Nationwide #DefundPP Events Respond to Undercover Videos
A national day of protest took place Saturday at Planned Parenthoods across the United States as the federal and local governments are being asked to defund the abortion giant. Though there …read more
Feast of Assumption Marked Anniversary of Division of Koreas
The feast of the Assumption this year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japan and the division of North and South Korea (Aug. 15, 1945). The archbishop of Seoul said …read more
Little Sisters of the Poor Await Decision From Supreme Court
Today, the Tenth Circuit Courtissued an ordertemporarily safeguardingthe Little Sisters of the Poorand other ministries from being forced to violate their faith by complying with the Health …read more
With the federal election campaign underway in Canada, the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued a guide inviting Catholics to vote …read more
Archbishop Wenski Urges Congress Not to Block New Measures
A US bishops' official says that new carbon pollution standards are an"important step forward" in protecting health, especially the health of children and the elderly and other vulnerable …read more
“The detention of families is unnecessary, inhumane, and unworthy of our nation.”
The July 24 ruling by Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court of California ordering the Obama administration to release from detention families fleeing violence in Central America was …read more
Through pastoral messages released individually and by episcopal conference, encourage voters to reflect carefully
Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to change the Constitution to declare that legal marriage in the nation can be contracted between persons of the same sex. In the lead-up to the …read more
Having obtained 15.4 million votes, Muhammadu Buhari has been elected President of Nigeria, while the current president, Goodluck Jonathon, was defeated with 13.3 million. According to Fides, …read more
Nigerian Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that although Islamist extremist group Boko Haram tried to disrupt the presidential elections, they ultimately failed in their attempt. …read more
Pope Francis is meeting with President Sergio Mattarella this April, marking the first meeting of the Pontiff and the new Italian head of state. Announced on the website of the Quirinale …read more
A Filipino Bishop criticized President Benigno S. Aquino III, saying that the head of state is acting less and less like the nation's chief executive. Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo of …read more
The Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Louis Raphael I Sako, has called for a law to prosecute religious preachers who incite violence. According to Fides, the head of the Chaldean Church …read more