New Mexico's Catholic bishops oppose Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's plan to reinstate the death penalty and called on the Legislature to reject it.
Eco Catholic: Parish-level events, social media campaigns and an all-star webinar series mark the environmental document's publication one year ago.
Eco Catholic: U.S. bishops and presidents of Catholic aid agencies sent a letter to the nation’s chief climate negotiator, stressing the need for leadership to reach a global climate agreement.
Repeated calls from Pope Francis for the world to empty its nuclear weapons arsenals are little known and often overlooked, but carry the moral weight of Catholic social teaching, a panel of experts concurred during a panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Making a Difference: While this agreement is not perfect -- very few agreements are -- it is a solid, good agreement for the world.
Eco Catholic: "It's a time for the church to be bold, to speak about major issues, and to achieve a new level of relevance in people's lives."
The U.S. Senate in a bipartisan vote Tuesday approved a measure that would prohibit all U.S. government agencies and their agents from using torture as an interrogation technique.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, sponsored the anti-torture amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.
Pope Francis' coming encyclical on the environment will represent "a significant moment in the life of the church."
Catholic social teaching about the family and the human person "flies in the face of the modern individualist attitudes that pervade our culture."
"The time has come to embrace the abolition of nuclear weapons as an essential foundation of collective security," the Vatican said.