(RNS) — As the largest church with an equal number of Republicans and Democrats, Catholics have a special obligation to try something before it is too late.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Rubio’s focus on work is promising but his policies largely ignore labor,' said Vincent Miller, a professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton.
(RNS) — Bishops and other influential Catholics should be at the front of the line when laborers strike to demand just wages.
(RNS) — A U.S. district court judge found the activists were sincere in their religious faith but that the government had a compelling interest to charge them with three felonies and a misdemeanor.
(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) — Tax avoidance is not a new topic for God's faithful: The Old Testament prophet Amos condemned the wealthy of his generation for the same tactics.
(RNS) — Many young people say they are 'spiritual' but not 'religious.' In other words, they are thirsty but don’t like what the church is serving. The clergy needs to listen to the young before speaking to the young.
(RNS) — The American Roman Catholic bishops led last week in calling for an end to a policy that separates immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. But while the bishops have been quick to give the president guidance, they are having trouble when it comes to giving advice to Catholic voters.
It's internal, and it's been going on for over 30 years.
(RNS) — The Vatican's new document on economic ethics, 'Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones,' gives theological backing to Pope Francis’ views on the economy, one of the major themes of his papacy. Too bad it's so badly written its timely and important message may not get read.
Republicans talk about God and moral values. Democrats have a religious and moral vision too, if they will claim it.
Pope Francis exudes a fresh take on a very old Catholic tradition. But here's why tradition is a double-edged sword.
(RNS) A three-word tweet from Pope Francis -- in Latin -- about inequality left some conservatives dazed and confused over Catholic teachings on economics, or rather Pope Francis' interpretation of them.
(RNS) A group of leading Catholic activists and academics has renewed its criticisms of Catholic University of America over a large gift from the billionaire industrialist and conservative funder Charles Koch, and over statements that seemed to endorse Koch’s stands against climate change and the right of public workers to unionize.
(RNS) As Congress embarks on high-stakes budget negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are urging elected officials not to target programs for the poor and instead raise taxes and reduce defense spending. By David Gibson
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