We say: There is no denying it — fossil fuels lead to death. But the COP27 negotiators chose to remain attentive to the influence of the fossil fuel industry and to a political culture of instant gratification.
We say: President Biden recently signed the first piece of gun control legislation in nearly 30 years. We understand the legislative process, and we know that you can't get everything in Washington. Still, we want more.
We say: In the 10th year of his papacy, Pope Francis certainly still knows how to surprise, whether it's in the latest announcement of 21 new cardinals, or in a recent meeting with Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr.
We say: Now it is time to step up to the plate and defend democracy. We are called to find out who serves as election officials and to determine if they are trustworthy. We are called to challenge those who aren't.
We're sick of hearing the same song after a mass shooting. The song always adds a new verse — but always one where more of our children are butchered and no one in authority does anything. How long must this song go on?
We say: Network, a Catholic social justice lobby of religious women, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. For five decades, it has tirelessly worked for the common good, and the United States is a better place for it.
We say: The announcement of the official end to Title 42, the Trump-era pandemic restrictions that effectively blocked migrants from entering the United States, is long overdue. But it is just a first, small step.