Category Archives: Catholic

Initiative Urges Using Faith to Fight Cynicism In Washington

Georgetown University’s John Carr has been a leading figure in the American Church’s campaign for social justice for decades. He says Pope Francis’s mission and message have given us tremendous…

Neil Gorsuch’s ‘Complicated’ Religion

Earlier this month, the Trump administration summoned two dozen religious leaders to a private meeting. The mission: to rally support for Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Why Pope Francis Is In No Rush to Visit His Homeland

The Polish pope, St. John Paul II, made nine visits to his country of birth, the first in 1979, less than a year after his election.

How to Use Digital Devices This Lent for Reflection

The season of Lent is upon us. This is a holy season for Christians who seek to identify with Jesus Christ’s 40 days of fasting as he prepared to be…

Vatican Stakes Out Rights to Pope Francis’ Image

God’s love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope.

Pope Francis: It’s Better to Be an Atheist Than a Bad Christian

If you’re a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a “dirty” business, perhaps it’s better not to call yourself a believer, Pope Francis suggested in a…

Catholics and Jews Mark History of the Menorah

A 2,000-year-old stone block unearthed by archaeologists from an Israeli synagogue in the town of Magdala will be featured in the first-ever joint art exhibit mounted by the Vatican Museums and…

Bishops Applaud, Deplore Trump’s Executive Orders

A flurry of executive actions by President Donald Trump has drawn both praise and concern from Catholic bishops, who applauded a measure restricting international abortion funding but criticized two orders…