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Signs of the Times

Avoiding a deadlocked conclave

By Thomas Reese — May 17, 2022
(RNS) — Before he dies or retires, Pope Francis needs to make changes in the process of electing a new pope to avoid the possibility of a deadlocked conclave.
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While focusing on Ukraine, don’t forget the rest of the world

By Thomas Reese — April 26, 2022
(RNS) — Ukraine is one of many connected crises around the world.

What is good for the planet is good for national security and economy

By Thomas Reese — April 19, 2022
(RNS) — In the war to save our nation and the planet, we are not fighting back.

Holy Thursday is a Christian Passover, when we remember who we are

By Thomas Reese — April 11, 2022
(RNS) — Christians cannot understand the Eucharist unless they understand the Jewish Passover.

Holy Week pain, Easter hope in Ukraine

By Thomas Reese — April 5, 2022
(RNS) — A visit to a Ukrainian church as Christ is being crucified again in Ukraine.

Time to end tax havens for Russian oligarchs, crooked politicians and criminals

By Thomas Reese — March 29, 2022
(RNS) — Pope Francis called for 'a new ethic,' where everyone works together 'to eliminate tax havens, avoid tax evasion and money laundering.'

Pope Francis reforms the Vatican Curia. Here’s hoping he’s not done.

By Thomas Reese — March 23, 2022
(RNS) — Reforming the Vatican bureaucracy should not be a rare, revolutionary event.

Don’t repeal the gas tax

By Thomas Reese — March 15, 2022
(RNS) — Eliminating the gasoline tax is really a gift to the oil industry.

Catholic bishops got exactly what they wanted in congressional budget agreement

By Thomas Reese — March 11, 2022
(RNS) — The bishops once again showed their ability to stay independent of partisan agendas.

Catholic theologians question the morality of Ukraine’s violent resistance

By Thomas Reese — March 7, 2022
(RNS) — Catholic moral theologians uniformly condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine but debate the proper response.

Tips to get news junkies through a distracting Lent

By Thomas Reese — March 1, 2022
(RNS) — Some demons, Jesus said, can only be cast out by prayer and fasting.

I forgive Pope Benedict. I hope others can too.

By Thomas Reese — February 22, 2022
(RNS) — I see Benedict as a holy but flawed individual who did the best he was capable of.

The good, the bad and the factual: Seeing American history through a biblical lens

By Thomas Reese — February 16, 2022
(RNS) — Bible history wasn’t written to make the Jewish people feel good about themselves.
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