Francis asks Trump to work for peace in closely watched Vatican meeting

Vatican: Pope Francis asks President Trump to work for peace and jokes with First Lady Melania: “What do you give him to eat?”

Religious leaders fast to protest steep budget cuts for the poor

Updated: About a dozen religious leaders from major denominations and groups are fasting in response to the release of the Trump Administration's FY2018 budget proposal.

Reviving the nuclear arms consciousness

Book Review: Almighty begins with the Manhattan Project in 1939 and traces the use and maintenance of these weapons through the 70th anniversary of the bombing of...


Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

At least 22 people were killed and dozens wounded after an explosion the evening of May 22 at the concert venue. Authorities said it was Britain's deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.

Unpopular prophetic graduation message: Universities must be vehicles for transformative change

Commentary: Jesuit Fr. Ignacios Ellacuría's 1982 commencement address at Santa Clara was prophetic, the sort of message we need today.


No more audible gasps in church, please

The notion of "co-responsibility" implies responsible action and initiative to make things better, not passive acceptance or cynical complaints. It's not the priests' or bishops' problem; it's all our problem....


Trump meets Pope Francis

Distinctly Catholic: I suspect that Trump's Catholic advisors have been telling him that so long as he supports further restrictions on abortion, he will be fine with the bishops.


Women bloggers spark an evangelical 'crisis of authority'

For many Christian women, including racial minorities and others whose voices traditionally have not been heard in institutional churches, the internet has created new platforms to teach, preach and connect.

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May 19-June 1, 2017