(RNS) — The country's bishops take social justice issues more seriously than the president does, a fact that's often overshadowed in the media by attacks on Biden for his positions on abortion.
(RNS) — The coronavirus is wreaking havoc, but it’s also creating opportunities we shouldn’t miss to deepen family bonds and refocusing on the parts of faith that happen away from church on Sunday.
(RNS) — Any crisis tests our character as individuals and as a nation. So far we are failing in this one. We can and must do better.
(RNS) — As individuals, most Christians readily acknowledge we are sinners. Why is it so hard to admit that our nation has also sinned?
(RNS) — Jesus recommended negotiation when the odds are against you, and St. Thomas Aquinas said legislating morality is a losing proposition.
(RNS) — Though their influence has been waning in recent cycles, keep an eye on Catholic voters if you want to know what will happen in November.
(RNS) — Today, there are prophetic voices on almost every issue: pro-life prophets and feminist prophets. How can we judge true from false?
(RNS) — We cheered for black athletes, we welcomed a few blacks to our schools and workplaces, but we still live separate lives in our gated communities.
(RNS) — We should not be surprised that African Americans are 2.4 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than whites.
(RNS) — Most of us would give up a lifetime with the Spirit for five minutes with Jesus. Yet if that's what we believe, then we really did not understand the Gospels.
(RNS) — The coronavirus may force American Catholics to experience what liturgical life is like in the Amazon, where there are few priests and many faithful.
(RNS) — American Catholic bishops have received two sets of recommendations on how to proceed once churches begin to meet again. Either way, they should go slow.
(RNS) — Refugees and displaced persons live under conditions ideal for the spread of COVID-19.
(RNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic is a wakeup call for political, economic and spiritual conversion. Returning to ‘normal’ is not an option.
(RNS) — Given the average age and low number of Catholic priests, services that conform to social distancing will have to be led by laypersons, most of whom will be women.