Distinctly Catholic: The GOP failed on health care reform, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin declares that tax reform is "a lot simpler. It really is." No, it really isn't.
The House Health Committee of the Hawaii Legislature March 23 unanimously voted to defer a bill that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
The move by the seven-member committee, which took place after hours of what new reports described as "intense debate," essentially means no further action will be taken on the measure this session.
A Mexico City Archdiocese editorial also called on authorities to castigate any company that provides services for fencing off the frontier.
This disparate group has been propelled into political activism by Trump's policies on immigration, healthcare and social welfare.
Eco Catholic: Permit approval clears one hurdle, but others remain — including clearance of its Nebraska route — before the pipeline becomes operational.
Three refugees, among them a Trump supporter, and a border diocese bishop were part of the March 20 panel discussion that explored immigration reform.
Two of the most interesting photo ops of France’s current presidential election campaign took place last month 2,000 miles away in Lebanon — and they were all about religious optics.
In one, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen called off a scheduled meeting with Grand Mufti Abdellatif Deriane just outside his Beirut office when the Muslim cleric’s staff insisted she don a headscarf before going in for the meeting.
With the video cameras rolling, she emphatically refused.
The Mind of the Speaker. Shortly after Rep. Paul Ryan took up the House Speaker post, commentator John Gehring assessed the theological underpinnings of Ryan's political agenda. Its worth revisiting that assessment -- especially today.
Health Care Debate. Republican plan would likely result in skimpier insurance plans that exclude the gravely ill and put consumers at greater financial risk if they need care.
Faith and Justice: The Democrats can fight Trump tooth and nail and perhaps save him and the country from himself. The alternative is to sit back and let Donald be Donald