O'Malley pledges pope still committed to rooting out clergy sex abuse

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley pledged, "Let there be no doubts: no other topic is more important for the life of the church," speaking at an education seminar.

Francis talks feminism with global moral theologian network

Pope Francis met last week with representatives of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church; they discussed different Catholic perspectives on feminism, Amoris Laetitia and Laudato Si'...

The long life of America's 'worst' Catholics

Essay: There is a curiously durable archetype in American storytelling: the illiberal and sinister ethnic Catholic. Trump won 60 percent of the white Catholic vote. What's the...


Parish roundup: Refugees and migrants; racial reconciliation; married priests

The Field Hospital: Ministry to the homeless, the deaf, Native Americans in Colorado; remembering closed parishes in New Orleans; celebrating reopened parishes in Cleveland.

States debate death penalty issues

The death penalty is still being widely debated both at the state level and in the Supreme Court. Ongoing arguments involve execution dates and execution drugs.


God is in our midst and is working through us

The Peace Pulpit: We have to listen to God in the Word that we hear every week. We have to receive God into our hearts through our Eucharist.


Trump's budget slashes aid to the poor. Would Jesus have a problem with that?

Since it was unveiled last week, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has been widely denounced as “immoral” and downright “evil” for boosting defense spending by billions while demanding drastic cuts to...


High art meets high-tech in Vatican 3D film about Raphael

He was a child prodigy who became one of the most famous artists in the world, and more than 6 million tourists come to see his work at the Vatican Museums every year.

Raphael Sanzio, better known simply...

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March 24-April 6, 2017