“Were the Pope to put his same-gender civil unions support in an official document, he could remove all doubt as to where he – and the Church – stand”
The pontiff’s remarks in a new documentary are “a way to express what Catholics believe about human dignity in response to new social and political conditions”
“It is striking the lack of imagination of the traditionalist sector of the Church in labelling as communist everything that does not fall within the dogmas of economic neoliberalism”
“Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue mockingly mispronounced Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ first name. As Catholics, we cannot look the other way”
“Are we going to be a nation centred on the Gospel of love and on a message of caring for the poor and marginalised? Or are we going to be a nation centred on fear?”
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process has put focus not only on the would-be justice’s faith but also on the religious makeup of the court itself
“This situation is only possible coming from a cultural mindset of white people believing that they are the center of the universe and can do whatever they please, at any cost, disregarding all international law”
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is certainly unfit to fill the shoes of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a justice who truly prioritized justice”
Scholar John Wijngaards clears up Novena concerns of cissexism in his new book ‘What they don’t teach you in Catholic college. Women in the priesthood and the mind of Christ’
What newspapers of reference choose not to notice reveals the values they defend
“The Church has to be courageous. It has to live off what everyone else lives off: not off religious belief, but off work and productiveness”
“When I do an action regarding nuclear weapons, it relates to poverty, to contamination, to climate disaster, to all of it”, declared the nun, who was arrested multiple times and spent years in prison for her protests
The new encyclical of Pope Francis, signed on October 3rd on the tomb of Francis of Assisi in the city of Assisi, will be a landmark in the social doctrine of the Church.
Few Americans these days are likely to recognize the name Thomas Nast.
As an Indian-American living in the US, I often feel like a sheep without a shepherd.
“There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.”
On the evening of October 1, 2020, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that Melania and he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Amid the growth in the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent protests related to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among others, there has been a growing counter-protest movement centered around the police force with the slogans “Blue Lives Matter” and “Back the Badge,” among other variations.
As a Catholic lay leader I am often confronted and challenged because I support Biden for president.
During the 2020 US presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden if they would denounce white supremacy.
I have noticed and written of the multiple times the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), both as individual US bishops and as a collective organization, has exhibited cluelessness in its handling of racism.
The State of Kerala in India has as one of its mottos, “God’s Own Country.” The same motto does not apply to the United States. The US cannot be considered a godly country until it returns the stolen land to the people that God gave the land to.
Anyone familiar with the ritual called the State of the Union is also familiar with the fact it invariably ends with the exhortation “God bless America.”
Given Breonna Taylor did not receive justice for her tragic murder, I want to address a particular type of venom seeping from certain Christian and right-wing groups.
Bishop Robert Barron strikes again. His Excellency released yet another tone-deaf article on his site Word On Fire, this one titled, “Acknowledging an Abyss; Finding a Bridge.”
Upon further reflection of the California Bishops’ year-long initiative against racism, I noticed there are necessary steps in this initiative that are missing, and glaringly so.
On September 9, 2020, the Roman Catholic Bishops of California announced a year-long initiative to examine the impact of racism, particularly as it is felt in the African-American community.
The following sequence has become all too common, including within Catholic circles: Person A: ‘Black Lives Matter!’ Person B: ‘Shouldn’t All Lives Matter?’
There are many in the “All Lives Matter” (ALM) camp who are “pro-life,” or more specifically, anti-abortion.