Two excellent books, “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World” and “I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life,” are best read together, starting with McNamara’s insightful page-turner history of the struggles and accomplishments of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, which also includes the achievements of her husband, Sarge Shriver.
Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood causes of four candidates, including two young teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues.
Ever since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 — longhand for “welfare reform” — became law, the federal government has imposed work requirements for adults receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families money.
As a delegate to the Region II encuentro held recently in Albany, Daniel Solares echoed a message youth ministers have been sharing around the country during the process leading up to the National Fifth Encuentro to be held this fall.
The second season of the engaging and fascinating PBS history docuseries “10 That Changed America” is journalistic road trip, which explores how various structures shaped American history. While the 2016 series examined homes, parks and towns, the new season investigates the impact of streets, monuments, and marvels on our society.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged U.S. senators July 6 not to support using the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion as a litmus test for confirming judicial nominees.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Ez 2:2-5
Second reading: 2 Cor 12:7-10
Gospel: Mk 6:1-6
Many in the conservative movement have been hoping that, after Republican presidents appoint enough justices, Roe v. Wade will be overturned, it seems unlikely that President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Kennedy will lead directly to an overturn.
President Donald Trump has the chance to reshape the Supreme Court by filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, who is Catholic and has been on the court since 1988.
Twenty-five years after St. John Paul II visited Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Pope Francis will make the same three-nation visit Sept. 22-25, stopping at a number of the same places as his saint-predecessor.
A love of violence for its own sake, a profoundly dishonest attempt to disguise itself as a political allegory and reverse racism characterize “The First Purge” (Universal), a despicable bit of slaughter porn.
A new statement, called “Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church — Local, Regional, Universal” from the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, overcomes obstacles to dialogue by inviting Catholics and Anglicans to learn from each other’s differences rather than focusing on what each has in common.