(RNS) — As Peter Singer's influential 2009 book 'The Life You Can Save,' is reissued in a 10th anniversary edition, our Catholic ethicist reviews his unlikely friendship with the champion of abortion rights.
(RNS) — The commission chair's view of human rights is not as cramped as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement might lead us to believe.
(RNS) — A traditional Candlemas celebration in the southern Mexican town of Tlacotalpan combines mischief and heartfelt adoration of the Virgin Mary.
The farmer did not want to reduce chickens to something less than they are. But neither did he want make them into something more. They are chickens, and that is a sufficient reason to treat them with some dignity—chicken dignity.
Live Nativity scenes aren't even historically accurate. We don't need to exploit our four-legged friends to keep the magic of the holiday season.
The “Every Living Thing” initiative will begin a yearlong effort to engage Christians in dialogue around the biblical mandate to care for animals.
(RNS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn't want you to wear or eat any animal. But it euthanizes thousands of animals at its Virginia shelter -- the kindest thing it can do for them, it says.
ROME (RNS) The Italian National Animal Protection Agency said that because the doves are bred in captivity and lack strong survival instincts, releasing them into the wild as is often done at the Vatican "is like condemning them to certain death."