Distinctly Catholic: More than anything else, Democrats have to rid themselves of the condescending tone they sometimes adopt when speaking about working class voters and their concerns. Otherwise, their chances of winning the Senate — and of defeating Trump — grow dimmer and dimmer.
Global Sisters Report: Amid major crises, including the environment and the institutional church, does academic theology play a role? Well, yes. As co-creators, we can better integrate theology and science.
A year after the United States' withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, analysts say Iran is taking retaliatory steps to show that the U.S. economic war on the country will not be cost-free and to gain leverage for any new negotiations between it and the Trump administration.
Pope's quotes: "The consolation we need, amid the turmoil we experience in life, is precisely the presence of God in our hearts. God's presence in us is the source of true consolation, which dwells in us, liberates us from evil, brings peace and increases our joy."
Review: From the time of Pope Gregory's invention of the life story of Mary Magdalene, she has been used and misused for countless theological, ecclesial and even political purposes. She has been nothing if not what Margaret Arnold calls "a compelling and malleable image."
Review: Like Óscar Romero, Claretian Fr. Luis Olivares grew to embrace liberation theology and the preferential option for the poor, as opposed to the traditionalist approach of the church taking priority.
A television outlet once devoted to expressions of Catholic conservative catechesis and apologetics has grown into a truly influential media empire, well connected to Republican politicians, the Trump White House, wealthy conservative Catholic donors and anti-Pope Francis forces.
Young Voices: As a sign of my love for the Catholic Church — a church that has provided me with hope, beauty and truth, as well as anguish, anger and frustration — I wish to create and share a mixtape.