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In preparing to vote, aim to recognize what is at stake

What is at stake when we vote? The question echoes ceaselessly at election time. Many prepare to vote by asking what is at stake for...

‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship’ offers guidance, not directives

When facing a tough decision, it can be tempting to look for the comfort of having someone else tell us what to do. Turning to...

CatholicVote tracking churchgoers cellphones for political purposes

WASHINGTON -- Regular Massgoers in some parts of the country have been tracked using cellphone location data by at least one organization looking to...

Georgetown University panel: Let Gospel, not a political party, guide your...

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of what promises to be one of the most contentious election seasons in modern U.S. history, a panel of religious leaders...

LCWR calls on President Donald Trump to stop using ‘divisive and...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Delegates at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious' annual assembly, meeting in Scottsdale, approved a letter to be sent to President...

The do’s and don’ts of successful dialogue

Having worked in public relations for several Catholic organizations, I'm accustomed to paying close attention to how journalists cover the church. One trend that's...

Amid polarization, the church must work to build bridges

Angry polarization pervades too many conversations these days, from social media to cable news to family dinner tables. Catholics aren't exempt from this, of...

Bishop Paprocki bars Illinois Catholic lawmakers who back abortion from Communion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature "who promoted or...

Robert Kennedy’s faith three-dimensional in books, but two-dimensional on screen

NEW YORK -- By all accounts, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, shot down June 5, 1968, as he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, was...

Dismissal of Catholic House of Representatives chaplain sparks outrage 

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The apparent forced resignation of the chaplain who tends to the spiritual needs of the U.S. House of Representatives and is...

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