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A broad and diverse coalition of Christian organizations—including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—is calling for an end to predatory payday lending. The coalition, calling itself … more
We can’t say this enough. When speaking, writing, texting, tweeting or engaging in any other forms of communication, it’s best to take the high road. Shouts, insults, vulgar gestures or words, … more
When Cardinal John O’Connor wrote “Help Wanted: Sisters of Life” as the headline for his regular Catholic New York column on Nov. 2, 1989, the responses came in by the hundreds. Enough, in … more
Puerto Rico’s simmering debt crisis reached a dangerous turning point with the island’s default last week on most of a $422 million payment toward the $72 billion it owes to bondholders. The … more
We’ve been cheering on the Dorothy Day sainthood cause for a long time, and we’re even more happy now that the process has taken another important step forward. With Cardinal Dolan’s … more
In his eagerly awaited apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis offers an elegant expansion of his vision for the Church as a supportive and merciful guide to … more
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who care for the elderly in nursing homes around the country, are not known for high-profile actions with high-level stakes. But the sisters’ principled stand … more
Count us to add our support to the religious leaders, members of Congress and presidential candidates from both parties calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to formally condemn the slaughter of … more
During this Year of Mercy, we have seen the advent of spiritual practices and programs meant to encourage Catholics to avail themselves of God’s mercy, especially in this holy season of … more
The historic meeting last week between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow was a monumental event in Christianity on many levels, both real and symbolic. It’s an … more
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