In June, upon returning from some much-needed time with family, I caught up with my email only to find a letter from our parish priest denouncing the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision that made same-sex marriage legal. He made two troubling claims: that the Obergefell decision overturned a "millennia of human wisdom" regarding marriage, and that church teaching is "unchanging."
Studies show that more guns equate with more suicides, homicides and accidental deaths. Yet, more than a third of U.S. homes contain a gun.
Faith and Justice: While in the United States, Pope Francis exercised his prophetic office, but he did it with a soft and respectful voice.
Bernie Sanders is a climber -- not a social climber, for sure, but a poll climber, rising steadily as his unapologetic liberalism attracts donors with money and supporters with zeal. Within hours of announcing his campaign for the presidency, $1.5 million poured in, most of that in small sums, and 175,000 volunteers signed up. Polls now show him besting Hillary Clinton, with the rest of the Democratic field gasping in the air of irrelevance.
The drive to repeal the law that abolished the death penalty Nebraska was costly. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty spent more than $900,000 to get the issue on the ballot.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has asked the state not to execute Kelly Gissendaner, who was put on death row for the 1997 killing of her husband.
Pope Francis' discussion of power and authority in his talk to U.S. bishops “struck home to me,” says Bishop Robert McElroy.
At St. Matthew Cathedral. Pope’s talk with bishops repudiate the “cultural warrior” style of episcopal leadership.
As a narrative lens for his speech, Francis cited the Golden Rule -- Jesus' teaching in Matthew's Gospel to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Carson's and Trump's remarks are a vivid illustration of both the unruly beast that the Republican Party has created and the difficulty it will have winning over minority voters.