Controversy over the Pontifical Academy for Life's book that challenges church teaching on contraception shows why conservative Catholics are so concerned about this issue, say ethicists Todd Salzman and Michael Lawler.
For two marketing classes taught at North Catholic High School in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, a career and college counselor at the school invited three owners of a local store to talk about how they run their small business. As part of their visit in December, the store owners offered each student a small crystal.
Columnist Michael Sean Winters sees evidence of an inflection point in Francis' pontificate, as conservative criticisms of the pope increasingly ring hollow and Francis seems to be increasing the pace of change.
Listen: Heidi, Father Daniel and David look at the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and his legacy. They also explore the many facets of synodality, as they consider a recent essay by Cardinal Robert McElroy.
Pope Francis, the archbishop of Canterbury and the moderator of the Church of Scotland arrived in South Sudan on Feb. 3 in an historic ecumenical visit, offering a joint and impassioned appeal for peace. "No more bloodshed, no more conflicts, no more violence," Francis begged in remarks outside the presidential palace.
Ongoing flooding in South Sudan is causing people to move into regions traditionally populated by members of other ethnic groups. That leads to competition for land and resources that fuels ethnic tensions.
For the lone pastor in this fragile, starkly beautiful environment, the challenge is to fulfill the church's historical mission of ministering to those in crisis while addressing the pressing and divisive contemporary challenge of climate change.
Jeshi's debut studio album, "Universal Credit," is one of 2022's best contributions to rap. The English musician illustrates moments of political and social instability through empathy and understanding.
God's Works Revealed takes us on a well-sourced journey of the history of the church's teaching on the LGBTQIA+ experience. It is a sincere attempt at dialogue from a viewpoint largely ignored by church authorities.
With an initial grant from the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Nix Conference & Meeting Management created the free TraffickCam app, which lets users take photos of any hotel room and anonymously submit them to the database.
"Violence against African Americans has been a fact of life in this country since the first slave patrols were created in the 1700s to apprehend runaway slaves," a National Black Sisters Conference statement says.
In honor of the Feb. 8 feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of human trafficking survivors, Global Sisters Report is providing information about prayer services, links to some of our past coverage and other resources.