Distinctly Catholic: The verdict on Trump's first visit to a foreign country is mixed, but the bar is pretty low here, of course. Still, I am glad he cleared it.
The revised executive order temporarily bans refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, and now excludes Iraq.
Distinctly Catholic: Let the West's leaders look across the table during Trump's visit and see one possible future, and let them then chart a different future.
Faith and Justice: President Trump's first foreign trip looks more like a pilgrimage than anything else — Rome, Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia. What will happen behind closed doors?
U.S. appeals court judges on Monday questioned the lawyer defending President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban about whether it discriminates against Muslims.
Fully ratifying and adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty offers the world the "best hope of stemming nuclear proliferation" and taking a concrete step toward the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, a Vatican official said.
U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month as part of his first foreign trip.
The State Department should add Russia to its list of the worst violators of religious freedom, a U.S. commission declared in its annual report.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, founded to advise the federal government on the issue, comes out with its own list of shame each year, citing the most abusive countries in a lineup consistently longer than the State Department’s.
This year, the USCIRF report included a dissenting report from its vice chair criticizing the commission for failing to investigate Israel.
Faith and Justice: In its annual report, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom lists 16 "countries of particular concern" where religious freedom violations are systematic, ongoing and egregious.
The attacks in the cities of Alexandria and Tanta were just the latest in a string of terror incidents at Coptic churches in Egypt over the last five years.