Trump supporters led an insurrection at Capitol Hill on January 6th. In the wake of that riot, we are confronted with a question: when do transactional politics become idolatrous?
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On World AIDS Day, let’s remember that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic of our lifetime. We can learn valuable lessons about our response to COVID in the months to come as we reflect on nearly 40 years of the AIDS epidemic to chart a better path forward.
President-elect Joe Biden has not put immigration at the top of his list of priorities. But we should. How can we build a culture of encounter to help reshape attitudes and policies around immigration? We can begin in our local parishes and schools. Here’s how.
These nine rules for literary criticism provide helpful reminders for us as we engage in a reality that can so often seem unreal.
Neither presidential candidate’s platform fully aligns with Catholic teaching. Here are two letters calling them to reconsider positions that do not reflect the love of neighbor that is central to the Catholic perspective.
President Trump’s defense of the unborn is laudable, but his views and policies on immigration fail to adequately account for the human dignity of immigrants and must be re-examined.
Vice President Biden’s Catholic faith has shaped his care for the poor and marginalized, but his increasingly extreme political position on the issue of abortion must be reconsidered.
When It Comes to Civil Unions, Pope Francis Meant What He Said, but That Might Not Be What You Think
In the documentary Francesco by Evgeny Afineevsky, Pope Francis endorsed civil unions for homosexual couples. His words were the source of much ado in the media recently. They are important, but not for the reasons many have pointed to.
Catholics have no home in either major political party in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that we should remove ourselves from politics but that we should go boldly into the breach.
“What’s love got to do with it?” In his latest encyclical, Pope Francis offers a vision of politics based on dialogue, encounter, and solidarity. These words may sound foreign or even naive in our world today, but the Holy Father reminds us that change starts with ordinary people.