Re-reading Laudato Si' ahead of the Trump-Francis visit

Eco Catholic: The two world leaders have near-polar-opposite viewpoints on a number of issues. Francis' and Trump's past words offer insight on what a climate conversation might entail.

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.

Confusion arises over using sisters' land for Irish national maternity hospital

Global Sisters Report: Contention arises over the relocation of Ireland's new national maternity hospital to a site owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity in Dublin.


Gingrich's appointment as Vatican ambassador gets mixed reviews

One expert on US-Vatican relations calls Callista Gingirch "the most extraordinarily unqualified" ambassador to the Holy See in US history.

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.


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....


Hoping for more in sustainable energy goals

Eco Catholic: How big should our goals for addressing climate change be, given what we know about how much serious trouble faces the planet? How big can they be, given what we know about human...


Do you love me?

Spiritual Reflections: Jesus often called his disciples to believe in him and to trust him, but now he gets to the deep, interpersonal level of loving him for who he is. 

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May 19-June 1, 2017