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December 5 2017, 12 PM

Although nonviolent offenders get the most attention from reformers, they account for less than 20 percent of all prisoners.

April 4, 5AM

Very few professors become best-selling authors, but it happens.

April 3, 5AM

Kristin Gilger reviews "The Confessions of X" by Suzanne M. Wolfe.
Charles R. Morris reviews "Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality" by James Kwak.

March 29, 6AM

Reversing any effort that reduces greenhouse gas pollution endangers the planet and puts the world's most vulnerable people at risk, the advocates said.

March 28, 1PM

How unfortunate that the arts are caught in the cross-hairs of a ruptured and increasingly misguided political system.
The education plan for deportees represents one of the first attempts by the Mexican government to pushback against the policies of the new occupant of the White House.

12 PM

The Guantánamo tribunals create a precedent that endangers us all.
The church hopes to produce more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.
A number of nations—many of which already possess nuclear arms—were boycotting the negotiations to ban such weapons.
The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine.

11AM

Me wanting a gang member to have a different life would never be the same as that gang member wanting to have one.
President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to repeal key policies meant to curb global warming is a direct contradiction of Catholic social teaching on caring for the environment.

6AM

The pope asked 45,000 children to be silent and reflect on if there were times when they made fun of someone for how they looked or behaved.

March 27, 1PM

“What about you?” It’s the question St. Katharine, homegrown saint of the Northeast’s Acela Corridor, heard from Pope Leo XIII.

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Among the main concerns addressed by the commission was outreach out to victims, an issue first raised by Collins shortly after she resigned from her position.
Supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren't overtly anti-Muslim and are needed to safeguard constitutional rights for average Americans.
Pastors and worshippers say Cuba is in the middle of a boom in evangelical worship, with tens of thousands of Cubans worshipping unmolested across the island each week.
Bishop Castro has come under attack from politicians and public officials upset for voicing suspicions of corruption in Morelos, Mexico. The threats, he says, are not dissuading him, though the publicity is causing discomfort.

7AM

Mexican companies expressing interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country, said The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico.

March 25, 1PM

Pope Francis, in Milan on March 25, sought to strengthen their faith and to address the dissatisfaction among young people and families due to economic difficulties, which creates fertile soil for populist movements.

March 24, 2PM

Pope Francis said opportunity can come by restoring “the pillars” on which the union was first founded.

12 PM

Sister Carol Keehan condemned the G.O.P.-sponsored health care plan, calling the measure “anti-life” and citing concerns over how the measure would affect pregnant women and young mothers.

10AM

Some of the tensions still troubling Liberian life have deep social and historical roots.
“This bill is catastrophic for Catholic social teaching and particularly for the people who we’re called to serve,” Sister Carol Keehan said.

7AM

Playing the religion card so openly is unusual in France, where the official separation of church and state is normally taken so seriously that politicians rarely if ever mention in public whether they have a faith or not.
More than 35 years after Blessed Romero's death, documentation regarding an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Romero is being studied at the Vatican.
"I have no idea about anything that's going on in the world," she said, because she is busy helping her nine children acclimate to life in the U.S.
"I have no idea about anything that's going on in the world," she said, because she is busy helping her nine children acclimate to life in the U.S.
Bishop Cantu said the meeting was to let Tillerson know "that our only motive is to help build the common good, that we don't have ulterior motives."

March 23, 1PM

Facing one’s clinginess, having to let go—it’s the last lesson, the real revelation of the ascension.
“If the church is not committed to child protection, our efforts at evangelization will be to no effect.”
Rather than being a recent outcropping of American pop culture at its most vulgar, “Wheel of Fortune” is arguably our clearest survival of classical civilization.

11AM

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator for the cause of Blessed Óscar Romero, experienced firsthand pushback against the archbishop’s canonization.

10AM

El cuerpo, la mente y el alma son tres dimensiones esenciales de nuestro ser. La Iglesia nos invita a cultivarlas.
Teenagers and young adults feel more connected to the church when they are rolling up their sleeves and working.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia talks with James Martin, S.J., about the canonization of Blessed Óscar Romero. 

9AM

Christ’s resurrection shows us that we no longer have to live under the dominion of fear.
When he looked out over the crowds that day in Jerusalem, Jesus saw a humanity worth dying for.

7AM

Jacinta and Francisco will be the youngest children ever to be recognized as saints by the church.
Pope Francis said Christians must ask themselves whether they listen to the word of God or have "lost faithfulness to the Lord and live with the idols that offer me the worldliness of every day."
Keeler was known for his vital role in ecumenical and interreligious relations.

March 22, 2PM

The ruling appears to confirm fears among some faith leaders that courts are reining in the definition of religious practice.
There are truths that can only be shared by way of testimony, and these are the ones that matter most to us.
Breslin, the legendary New York reporter and columnist, died last week at 88.

1PM

Commitment to denouncing anti-Semitism ought not be extraordinary but must be the common, unsurprising position of all Christians.
Three to serve as Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellows
Being comfortable receiving and processing information faster unfortunately does not correlate with our ability to assess that information for truth, much less for wisdom.
William Lanouette reviews "Washington's Farewell" by Avlon

12 PM

The reflection was issued "in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their native lands."
The issues of religious liberty and abortion were briefly raised during the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.

11AM

How loneliness and self-deception led me to rock bottom, and how God's grace saved me.

7AM

Some Canadian millennials are joining a political party solely to keep it from nominating another Trump.

March 21, 1PM

The cardinal has frequently been critical of the Trump administration’s stance toward undocumented immigrants and refugees.
The nuncio praised the way Pope Francis has undertaken this responsibility, and noted Francis’ continual emphasis on dialogue, mercy and evangelization.
Christians can take for granted the power of the sacrament of reconciliation and confess while being "unable to be ashamed" of their sins, the pope said.
Each forecasted outcome would have been mocked only a few years ago—yet today, neither is unthinkable.
The new hospital opened in a remote section of southern Haiti where residents once had to travel for hours on rutted roads to reach a relatively well equipped medical center.

12 PM

That the lone survivor of abuse active on the papal commission has resigned is tragic.

11AM

The media is not the “enemy of the people.” We are the people’s detectives.
What is needed is a case for civility and engagement across the lines of ideology, race and class—grounded not just in freedom or tolerance but charity.
Father Zollner, one of the founding members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, speaks about the resignation of Marie Collins and efforts to prevent abuse worldwide.

7AM

The United States dominates an annual global weapons export market that has topped $100 billion.
McGuinness was an early activist in the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. Later, joined the Irish Republican Army, which was leading an armed insurrection against British rule in Northern Ireland.
“Call Me Francis” is unafraid to delve into Francis’ intellectual conflicts. But neither is it afraid to be funny. 

March 20, 12 PM

As a former tyrant languishes in a hospital bed, the U.S. should ponder its routine of coddling military monsters.

10AM

“Regarding access for those most in need, the AHCA includes changes which place many people at significant risk,” Bishop Frank J. Dewane wrote.

8AM

A draconian law adopted by the National People’s Congress is aimed at preventing Chinese citizens from challenging the Communist Party’s version of history.
A draconian law adopted by the National People’s Congress is aimed at preventing Chinese citizens from challenging the Communist Party’s version of history.

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Despite this surge of goodwill, questions remain about whether these new connections can endure.
The invitation came amid increasingly closer relations between the Vatican and al-Azhar University, which is considered the most authoritative theological-academic institution of Sunni Islam.
Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.
Currently, 27 states and the District of Columbia have some type of school choice measure in place and several states have legislation on the table for it this year.

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March 18, 7AM

Father Monan led the Jesuit university for 24 years.
In a five page “open letter,” Zachary Fardon traced problems in the city’s most troubled neighborhoods to neglect “rooted in ugly truths about power politics, race and racism.

March 17, 10AM

We might not embody new life with such Christ-like perfection that we can raise the dead, but we can reveal the new creation in other ways.

9AM

John wrote this Gospel to show how easy it is for any of us to lose sight of Jesus, even when he works openly.

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March 16, 2PM

"Let us think about Patrick the 'unlearned refugee' (as he once described himself), the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant."
"The raison d'etre of the church is evangelization. It's not a business, it's not an organization or an association for the defense of Jesus," Archbishop Pierre said.

1PM

Patrick Gilger, S.J., reviews "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation" by Rod Dreher.
San José nos desmonta los mitos modernos de los que no son capaces de ver en perspectiva y sólo buscan la autosatisfacción.

12 PM

March 19 marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Amoris Laetitia.”

11AM

The president’s proposed budget calls for ending several international aid programs.
A conversation between Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., Editor in Chief of America.

8AM

‘God is silent only to the extent that we are.’
St. Paul warns of "the risk that our charity can become hypocritical," the pope said,
The concept of branding has become more prevalent than ever, thanks to the digital age. The Vatican is part of the game, too.

7AM

New Mexico Catholic bishops distanced themselves from Catholic legislators who support abortion and physician-assisted suicide.
The ruling near the nation's capital was the latest blow to Trump's ban, with a federal judge in Hawaii rejecting the measure on Wednesday.

March 15, 5PM

The Christian looks at one who is spiritually thirsting and, having known salvation in Christ, wants to share that satisfaction.

10AM

Federal laws limit the politicization of the government. It may be time for the public to demand those laws be strengthened.

8AM

Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified on Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.
I will trade “a city that never sleeps” for a city where people sleep soundly knowing that they are not alone.
Msgr. John E. Kozar, secretary of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, said the agency maintains a low profile because it works through and with the local church.

7AM

François Ozon directs a parable set in the years immediately following World War I.
A monk’s vocation is toward God, not a strategic retreat from something else.

6AM

The election is seen as a test of far-right populism ahead of national elections in far bigger European nations, France and Germany.

March 14, 3PM

Sister Simone participated in the Voices of Faith conference in the Vatican on International Women’s Day, March 8.

2PM

Catholicism in England and Wales is without question a minority faith.

9AM

Regulatory bodies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission seem nearly powerless when up against the online advertising juggernaut.
Catholics in South Korea called for unity following a unanimous ruling on March 10 by the Constitutional Court to uphold the impeachment of now-former President Park Geun-hye.
Francis never made the purported comments and has not changed or added to the Ten Commandments.
Collins expressed shock that Mueller considered the tribunal a mere proposal. She questioned if the Vatican already had adequate means to judge negligent bishops.
Christianity faces a grave threat from globalization, but Vladimir Putin does not offer the right response.

8AM

Join us for a conversation between Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, and Matt Malone, S.J.
“Daniel, nobody ever pays you back. I’m not that stupid,” she recalled telling him. “When you get the opportunity, do it for somebody else. Remember that, that’s all I want.”
“Daniel, nobody ever pays you back. I’m not that stupid,” she recalled telling him. “When you get the opportunity, do it for somebody else. Remember that, that’s all I want.”

7AM

Comparing the president to Putin, Hitler or the anti-Christ distracts from what is taking shape on the ground.

6AM

"You're certainly the only one in a collar and you're possibly the only one with white hair," Bishop Tighe said about the festival.

March 13, 1PM

Francis has reminded us time and time again that we cannot withdraw into our protective cocoons and ignore what is going on around us.

12 PM

Francis is popular because he speaks in a simple, straightforward way, and people say, “I understand this pope.”

10AM

Cardinal Thomas Collins called Trudeau's policy "arrogant for powerful, wealthy nations to dictate what priorities developing countries should embrace."
Catholic Church leaders in the U.S. spent the week of March 6-10 trying to allay fears and urging compassion.
The senior Protestant politician in Northern Ireland left the door open Sunday for stepping aside as part of a potential deal to revive the British territory's unity government with Catholics.

6AM

The decisions of our government with regard to immigrants since Jan. 20 have been despicable, and support among Catholics for those decisions embarrassing.

March 10, 2PM

Some estimates suggest that there could be as many as 90,000 unaccompanied refugee minors scattered across Europe.
The American Health Care Act seriously tests many principles of Catholic social teaching.
A tribal coalition, which considers many sites within Bears Ears sacred, fears the Trump administration will take the unprecedented step of stripping a national monument of its designation, and leave their ancestral lands vulnerable.
A tribal coalition, which considers many sites within Bears Ears sacred, fears the Trump administration will take the unprecedented step of stripping a national monument of its designation, and leave their ancestral lands vulnerable.

1PM

When the pope gets on a plane, reporters go on high alert.

12 PM

Under the jump scares and the improvised weapons “Get Out” is subtle and disturbing.

11AM

"Enough is enough," Willem van Vliet said. "We lost our country."

10AM

Monday marks the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election. Here are the top 10 highlights of his time in office.

9AM

Louis Theroux's curiosity, open-mindedness and consternation is exactly why his films are successful; he will never run out of questions.

8AM

Several dozen clergy members marched toward a federal building in Newark in support of a man facing possible deportation.

7AM

How can we square this effort of a man nicknamed the “King of Cashmere” with a simple pope who has called for a “church which is poor”?

March 9, 4PM

Are there married priests already in the Catholic Church? Can we expect a change?

1PM

The answer to the refugee crisis is continued assistance "not to close the gates of the countries where people are knocking for survival," Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi said.
Bishop Oscar A. Solis said, "with confidence, humbly, I will say, 'Utah, here I am. I am totally yours. Even with the snow.'

12 PM

The Vatican's celebration of International Women’s Day focused on ways women can work for peace through nonviolence.
On earth we think of aging as an ineluctable curse. In heaven, it will be revealed as a real ripening.

11AM

“What does the midwife tell us to do? Breathe. And then? Push.... Tonight we will breathe. Tomorrow we will labor in love through love, and your revolutionary love is the magic we will show our children.”

10AM

Ms. Collins’ complaints “mirror” concerns she and other members of the National Review Board raised in the early years of the abuse scandal. “The whole thing spoke to me of ‘nothing’s changed.’”

8AM

Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini Imeri is urging governments to ensure human rights are given priority in trade and investment by big companies when a U.N. treaty is developed this fall.

7AM

In El Salvador, there is a yearning that the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero will help the beatification cause of his martyred Jesuit friend, Father Rutilio Grande.

6AM

Los apóstoles, ante Jesús transfigurado junto a Moisés y Elías, podían haber echado mano de prejuicios y conceptos habituales una y mil veces repetidos, tanto que hasta nos los creemos.

March 8, 1PM

Christianity faces a grave threat from globalization, but Vladimir Putin does not offer the right response.

12 PM

Describing the vocation crisis as an “enormous problem,” Pope Francis suggested he sympathizes with Catholics who come to Mass only to discover that there is no priest available to celebrate the Eucharist.
Health care is not just another issue, but a "fundamental issue of human life and dignity" and "a critical component of the Catholic Church's ministry."

11AM

“Creating space for a variety of pastoral responses is not decentralization. It’s a response to the realities in which people live.”

9AM

Francis has not been back once since he became pope four years ago. It’s not as though there haven’t been good reasons to come
How many deaths will it take to end for-profit prisons?

8AM

Preserving an absolute right to abortion does not justify pre-emptive opposition to a Supreme Court nominee.
"A Day Without a Woman" is the first major action by organizers since the nationwide marches held the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.

7AM

“Voices of Faith” might be the most extraordinary event you’ve never heard of.
"His attempts to gain access to the church even led Scientologists to set their own cameramen on Theroux, taunting him that they were making a documentary, too."

March 7, 2PM

Sean Salai, S.J., interviews Harry Connick, Jr. about the intersection of his faith and show business.
For the first time since the partition of Ireland, Unionists are not in a majority in Stormont, where Northern Ireland’s parliament meets.
This sobering new reality for immigrant students presents questions and issues for all students on campus as well as those high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall.
Whether you are pro-Trump or anti-Trump—you're still transacting in the attention economy of Trump.
Proposals to legalize assisted suicide overlook the proven benefits of mental health counseling for the terminally ill.

1PM

The problem of “fake news” is dizzying for journalists and media consumers alike.

12 PM

Catholic and other religious groups joined secular leaders in questioning the wisdom Trump's move, with others vowing to oppose it outright.
The Philippines may reinstate the death penalty after it was put on hold 11 years ago.
"I've been living in this country for 18 years now and I've never seen this kind of pressure and fear," Father Pineda said.
A year ago, Pennsylvania's attorney general issued a scathing grand jury report that detailed abuse by more than 50 priests and other clergy against hundreds of children going back decades.

7AM

Jesus’ words are not a commentary on state welfare.

March 6, 2PM

12 PM

A parish on the Mexico-Guatemala border is preparing for Central Americans seeking safety from the gang violence that is gripping El Salvador and Honduras.
"The reason we have freedom of conscience is not just to protect ourselves. It is to protect the public. If you cannot tell a patient what your concerns are about a certain product, how is that protecting the public?"
"I think this cliche must be put to an end: the idea that the pope, who wants the reform, is on one side and, on the other, a group of resisters who want to block it."

10AM

U.S. Catholics must welcome refugees, immigrants and strangers as a fundamental expression of Christian faith.

9AM

The directive aims to address legal issues with the original order, which caused confusion at airports, sparked protests around the country and was ultimately blocked by federal courts.

March 3, 7PM

More “The Breakfast Club” than “Bridesmaids,” “Table 19” is sweet, fun and poignant.

2PM

Any instance of anti-Semitism is “a blasphemy against God’s chosen people.”
Gossiping is a sin. But the greater sin is ignoring our failure to live and love like Christ.

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7AM

Bush’s new exhibition features 66 paintings of wounded veterans whom the former president has come to know.

March 2, 2PM

"Any delay in improving safeguarding documents around the world is leaving vulnerable people and children in danger."
"This is now the third year of displacement for the Iraqi Christians. It's very tough. Donations are becoming less, while global attention is waning."
Solutions should focus more on correcting unjust systems and selfish behaviors than population control.

12 PM

The A.P.A. is not flashy, but it promotes the fair administration of laws and continuity during transitions of power; for that it should be celebrated.
In "The Shack," a grieving father struggles to come to terms with the abduction and murder of his youngest daughter.

10AM

“We find God in every act of mercy we do unto others.”
The selection of Mr. Pence ends months of speculation over whether one of the nation’s most prestigious Catholic universities would honor President Donald J. Trump

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March 1, 3PM

Throwing something of a damper on the voucher enthusiasm is a string of recent studies that have cast doubt on the impact at the individual level of choice experiments.
Democrats should be focused on opportunities for genuine, bipartisan cooperation with the Trump administration.

1PM

A good Sondheim show has the sinewy strength, both musically and dramatically, to thrive in the barest of renderings.

12 PM

The president on Feb. 28 acknowledged Megan Crowley, 20, who has Pompe disease, for her strength and character while living with the inherited disorder.

11AM

U.S. Catholic bishops have issued a flurry of statements about the many executive orders signed by Mr. Trump.

10AM

Marie Collins, one of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, has quit.

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If immigration agents show up without a warrant, to "tell them politely they cannot come on the premises, ask them for their contact information and tell them to contact the (archdiocese) Office of Legal Services."

7AM

Trump may have given one restrained speech, but Steve Bannon still hews to a vision of America under siege.

4AM

This is a challenge to every Christian who receives ashes today: Do the ashes reveal an inward desire to follow Christ?

February 28, 3PM

A new podcast from the young, lay editors of America Media.

2PM

People are sinning and repenting of their sins all year round. So, why make a day of it?
If the rich are different from you and me, how much more different, then, are royalty?

1PM

Pope Francis said Catholics should offer assistance to families settling in a new countries, and, as Lent begins, he called on Catholics not to make excuses when it comes to giving to those asking for change.

10AM

The attraction of Trump’s brand of conservatism is that it recognizes the meaning in place, patriotism and culture.

9AM

Drew Christiansen, S.J., discusses the significance of religious peacebuilding in struggling countries.

8AM

Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June, about 7,000 mostly poor people have died in police raids and killings carried out by unknown assailants.
"They're thirsty for the blood of any Christian," Wafaa Fawzy said.
Many of the 5 million Syrian refugees who scratch out a living in overwhelmed neighboring states such as Jordan aren't necessarily candidates for a rare slot in the resettlement program. Instead, priority is given to the most vulnerable.

February 27, 3PM

“My folks taught us that if someone is hungry, you feed them. That if someone is thirsty, you give them drink. If someone is a stranger you welcome them into your home.”

2PM

A number of the Oscar winners and nominees have played disabled characters, but only two of them identified as disabled.

1PM

A court decision compelling businesses to cater to same-sex weddings is a lazy response to the challenges of a pluralist society.

9AM

We at America would like to invite you to join us on a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land this month.

8AM

La Palabra de Dios nos ofrece muchos ejemplos y hoy se concentra en dos: Adán y Eva y Jesucristo.

7AM

El fariseísmo sigue siendo una enfermedad del presente.

February 24, 2PM

Almost all major cities in the United States have experienced major decreases in violent crime over the past 25 years.
This is not a country at ease with itself, if it ever were. The United Kingdom continues to display more and more intolerance and anger.
This is not a country at ease with itself, if it ever were. The United Kingdom continues to display more and more intolerance and anger.

1PM

“The Catholic Church stands in love with the Jewish community in the current face of anti-Semitism.”
When I persist in wondering “why,” I remind myself that Jesus knows all about this kind of contemplation.

12 PM

Sister Jean has become a fixture on campus, even getting her own bobblehead day before a game in appreciation for her service.
Sister Jean has become a fixture on campus, even getting her own bobblehead day before a game in appreciation for her service.
Addressing 90 experts from many countries, Francis said that “all people have a right to safe drinking water.”
"This decision reflects the extent to which the death penalty is racially biased and a broken policy," said Karen Clifton,
Representatives of al-Azhar and the Vatican outlined steps to fight terrorism and terrorist organizations.

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Ava DuVernay's "13th," a documentary about mass incarceration of African Americans nominated for an Oscar, is full of good words and bad images.

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Christ embraced the most alienated region of human life: our fear.
As civil strife threatens greater disorder a famine looms in South Sudan, Pope Francis urges intervention.

February 23, 1PM

The Jesuits invite people of good will and members of Congress to call on the administration to reverse its decision the Dakota access pipeline.

12 PM

"The diversity of ideas, it takes us farther," said Bilal Ali, 64, a human rights advocate and organizer.
When Pope Francis affirms basic Christian principles, he is not singling out one person or nation, but he definitely is not excluding them either.
Muslim groups have raised nearly $75,000 in a crowdfunding campaign for the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri.
Muslim groups has raised nearly $75,000 in a crowdfunding campaign for the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri.
La medicina de Jesucristo para el estrés no es unas vacaciones en la playa para volver a empezar. Sino un cambio profundo de actitud. Se llama confianza.

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Instinct, emotion, intuition—all those elements that make politics, well, politics—still matter.

7AM

Yes, some people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are breaking the law, but the law is also breaking them.

February 22, 10PM

Perhaps the most powerful pro-choice argument rests on the claim that restrictions on abortion do not actually stop abortion from happening—they only make said abortions safer. Biemans devastates the foundations of this argument.

2PM

Erasing good news about people with disabilities can only encourage the choice to abort people with Down syndrome in the first place.

11AM

Jane no es la católica enojada y reprimida que hemos llegado a esperar en la cultura pop.
“Amoris Laetitia” addresses the reality of Catholics in “non-legitimate unions” and opens the possibility for them to receive the Eucharist under certain conditions.

10AM

In his love, Jesus sees things in us that we do not see in ourselves.

February 21, 10PM

Daphne Merkin presents a realistic but uncomfortable look into her struggle with depression.

1PM

Speaking at a Vatican international forum on migrants, Pope Francis condemns "populist rhetoric" and calls for a "change of attitude" in welcoming migrants.
Immigration officials “no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement” and “have full authority to arrest or apprehend an alien whom an immigration officer has probable cause to believe is in violation of ...

12 PM

El sistema de libre empresa es compatible con nuestra preocupación por los desfavorecidos, escribe un economista y católico converso.

10AM

The pope's emphasis on protecting undocumented workers is particularly significant for Europe and the United States, where the treatment of refugees and migrants has been a consistent challenge.
“Jesuit Spirit in the Arts" is a recent exhibition at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

7AM

With his 5,800-word manifesto on “Building Global Community,” the Facebook C.E.O. seems to be easing ever more into his role as benevolent dictator of the media universe.
An official said that green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of those countries are exempt. The new draft also no longer directs authorities to single out—and reject—Syrian refugees when processing new visa applications.

February 18, 11AM

Although Ms. McCorvey was the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, she later became a pro-life activist.

February 10, 3PM

The false sense of solidarity that comes with sharing an Oliver segment on Facebook is an invitation to apathy not resistance.

2PM

“Last Week Tonight” is the best example of the power that humor can have in bringing about change.

12 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters party say it will not respect an “illegitimate president” after Mr. Zuma was found to have violated his office by the country’s highest court in 2016.

9AM

In North Africa, migrants from sub-Saharan Africa now make up a large proportion of Catholic communities.
Russian and Polish studies indicate that 422 Catholic priests were executed, murdered or tortured to death, along with 962 monks, nuns and laypeople.
"Such a law undermines the two-state solution, further eliminating hopes of peace," the patriarchate said.
In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Feb. 9, the three federal appellate judges sided with the states of Washington and Minnesota on nearly every matter, opening the possibility that the case could shift to the U.S. Supreme Court.

7AM

He pours gifts on his beloved while they slumber. (Ps 127:2)

6AM

There is a big elephant in the room: What does Mr. Trump know about Russia? What does he not know? Does he know what he doesn’t know?

February 9, 1PM

Despite simplistic language that depicts a flood of undocumented migrants crossing the U.S. southern border, migration from Mexico has slowed considerably in recent years and even reversed.
The number of questions from Catholic organizations to N.C.B.C.’s ethicists about transgender issues “has increased radically and surprisingly” in recent years.

10AM

The pope welcomed the news that La Civilta Cattolica will now be published in English.
Muchos comportamientos socioculturales particulares (como el machismo, la desigualdad de género, etc.) se han legitimado en nombre de la obediencia a Dios. Estos abusos se alejan de la verdadera pedagogía de Dios.

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'The Assassination of a Saint' begins like a crime thriller, complete with a criminal manhunt.
Mark K. Shriver, a member of America’s most famous Catholic family, sets out to search for the “real” Pope Francis.
The challenge of invisibility is paramount in 'The Refugees.'

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February 8, 11PM

One fruit of this Sino-Vatican agreement, which neither side has confirmed, will be that “from now on, there will be no more the crisis of a division between the open and underground communities in the church in China,” wrote Cardinal Tong.

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You will call me, “My Father,” and never turn away from me. (Jer 3:19)

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“The prospect of having to face some new wall is nothing compared to the prospect of having to stay in Honduras, with its poverty and its violence. There’s just nothing there for us.”

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates as many as 58,000 students across the United States—about one in 10—face homelessness at some point during college.

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If parish priests can't stand up for the poor in this moment, we might as well pack up our Mass kits.

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"Every effort must be made to eradicate this shameful and intolerable crime (of human trafficking)," Pope Francis said.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza called on the U.N. and its member states to develop policies and investments "that people can see and touch" to tackle social and spiritual poverty as well.
The Boy Scouts change in policy "has no impact on the operation and program delivery of Scouting program(s) in Catholic-chartered units," said the Catholic Scouting committee.
Kate Hennessey's new book is a searingly honest look at Dorothy Day the mother.
The Gospel demands more of us—both when we speak and when we listen.
The move was the first concrete attempt to counter the contentious measure of West Bank settlements.

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols used an interview to condemn the “false notion” that Christianity and Islam are in conflict.

February 7, 2PM

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Author Francesca Chaouqui received a 10-month suspended sentence for conspiring to pass confidential documents onto two journalists.

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President Trump wants to repeal the code banning all federally recognized nonprofit organizations—including religious organizations—from endorsing political candidates.
The charter "reaffirms the sanctity of life" as a gift from God and calls on those working in health care to be "servants" and "ministers of life."
At their best institutions reflect our ideals as a society and what we value as a community.

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The growing number of U.S. Hispanic parishioners puts a new face on the church, forces it to renew itself, pushes it to redefine its commitment and presents dioceses with a challenge.

February 6, 2PM

In five of the earliest lawsuits against Trump's ban, federal judges blocked the government from denying entry to anyone from the affected countries with a valid visa.
Between January 1980 and February 2015, 4,444 people made allegations of child sexual abuse that related to more than 1,000 institutions.
Barbara Blaine said her decision to leave the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests had nothing to do with the legal action.
George Drance, S.J., blogs on his revival of Calderon's "Life is a Dream."
Chinese officials say the country has stopped using executed prisoners as organ donors, but the international medical community remains skeptical.

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The free-enterprise system is compatible with caring for the least of us, writes an economist and convert to Catholicism.

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Catholics and evangelicals must “continue to witness together to the Gospel and to continue on the road to full unity,” Francis said.

February 5, 10PM

Open my eyes, that I may consider the wonders of your law! (Ps 119:18)
Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy. (Lv 19:2)

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Pope Francis prays that this year's Super Bowl “may be a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity for the world.”
Pope Francis prays that this year's Super Bowl “may be a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity for the world.”

February 4, 6AM

Pope Francis told the archbishop “you will be my exclusive spokesperson in all that pertains to the relations between the Holy See and the order.”

February 3, 2PM

The appointment of a special delegate raises the question of what will happen to Cardinal Burke. He is still cardinal-patron of the order but no longer the pope’s sole interlocutor with the order.
In just over a week Francois Fillon's chances of winning France's presidency have nosedived amid a string of allegations.

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Mumford and Sons, The Head and the Heart, Hozier and other artists use Christian language in their secular songs. Should Christians care?

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School choice does not mean abandoning the commitment to the common good exemplified by the Catholic school system.

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People are more likely to be open to hearing the truth if they know you occasionally feed them and give them free babysitting.

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The campaign features a new letter each day from Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh scholars.

February 2, 10PM

Here's why one conservative thinks we need more Muslims in this country, not less.

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Trump's recent executive orders threatening to withhold federal funding from communities with sanctuary policies produced fears that more immigration restrictions are coming.

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While Canadian Muslim communities grieve and regroup, the violence has other Canadians rethinking how Muslims are treated and perceived in Canada.
Christ and his saints have a different way of calculating a thing’s worth
Medical science must answer its highest calling: the promotion of the health and well-being of all humankind.

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In boarding school, Mr. Gorsuch participated in the informal debates, where he was routinely teased, accused of being “a conservative fascist.”

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Raoul Peck is the director of "I Am Not Your Negro," out in theaters this Friday.

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“Part of who we are is trying to be political without being partisan; principled but not ideological," said moderator John Carr.
Though the rallies were billed primarily as protests against the invitation to President Donald J. Trump, protesters also condemned the new U.S. administration’s travel ban against seven majority-Muslim countries.
Ser imagen de Dios tiene profundas repercusiones. Porque cada cosa que decimos de Dios deberíamos poder decirlo—salvadas las distancias—de nosotros mismos. ¿Estamos listos para eso?

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A statement from the German bishops' conference "opens the possibility of receiving the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist."
The president made no mention of steps he may take on religious freedom, saying only that it is a "sacred right."
The author of "The Sympathizer" has a new book of short stories about Vietnamese-Americans who do not fit stereotypes.

February 1, 3PM

"The fight will continue to go state by state. There's a strategy by proponents to get more states on board before they bring a case to the court."

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Consider this: only Luke tells us the story of the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan and the Good Thief.

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Diversity brings opportunity, but leaky roofs and aging priests bring challenges to American parishes.

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“We are builders of bridges, not of walls," said the Vatican's number three official.
"Little Sister" tells the story of Colleen, a young woman religious returning home after joining the Sisters of Mercy.

January 31, 6PM

Mr. Gorsuch, who attended the Jesuit-run Georgetown Preparatory School in Washington, appeals to conservatives because of his views on religious liberty and life issues.
Mr. Gorsuch, who attended the Jesuit-run Georgetown Preparatory School in Washington, appeals to conservatives because of his views on religious liberty and life issues.

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80 percent of poll respondents agreed that not enough was done in their parishes to address the ongoing political upheaval.
Philip A. Lacovara noticed some similarities to his epic experience more than 43 years ago during Watergate’s infamous Saturday Night Massacre

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We have not loved our nation in spite of its flaws—too often we have covered over those flaws and allowed them to grow.

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Mr. Torres's relentless years of ministering to gang members, drug addicts and the incarcerated is beginning to be recognized.

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Currently, 27 states and the District of Columbia have some type of school choice measure in place and a number of states have legislation on the table for this year.
Trump's action slapped a 90-day ban on all entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries with terrorism concerns.
"Christians aren't going to come back to stay. The churches I saw were not destroyed with bombs, but by the everyday business operations of the community."
I'm not a political person, but I am a Christian, and I feel compelled to speak out on this issue.

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Our purpose in speaking liturgically is to celebrate faithfully the Gospel that is the church’s sole reason for being.

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It is a bittersweet day for all who lived and worked at the longtime home of America magazine.
As in real life, in Netflix's adaptation unfortunate events take their course, punctuated by victories great and small, ad infinitum.

January 30, 3PM

The U.S. bishops have published statements condemning three executive orders in President Trump's first week.

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"The bond between Christians and Muslims is founded on the unbreakable strength of charity and justice."

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Police are now describing the shooting as a “lone wolf” event and report that they are not seeking other suspects.
After a few tense weeks, a peaceful and bloodless transfer of power has taken place in the West African nation of Gambia.

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Christians and Muslims must remain "united together in prayer," the pope said.

January 29, 6PM

“All are welcome in this place,” a crowd of people sang in Lafayette Square outside of the White House this afternoon.

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Catholic leaders are reacting with anger to President Trump’s newly signed executive order that bars Syrian refugees from entering the country.

January 27, 9PM

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"The dynamic has changed," said Serrin Foster. "People can’t force us into a box anymore."

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It is Christ whom we turn away when we build walls.

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Cardinal Dolan: "We come together this sacred evening in a church we claim as a sanctuary...to reclaim the belief that a mother's womb is the primal sanctuary, where a helpless, innocent, fragile, tiny baby must be safe, secure, nurtured and protected."

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Cardinal Tobin: "Closing borders and building walls are not rational acts.... Mass detentions and wholesale deportation benefit no one; such inhuman policies destroy families and communities."

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"Allowing the plunder and destruction of God's wondrous creation to support the greed of a few is morally, spiritually and ethically wrong."

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The Mass attracted pro-life student groups from across the nation who are in Washington for the March for Life.

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Had Francis been elected just a few years earlier, it is likely that “Liturgiam Authenticam” would have died in committee.

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Elites are defined less by the position they hold than by their pretense to dictate reality.

January 26, 3PM

Religious education has been a babysitting service for far too long.

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President Duterte lashed out against the church again, likely in response to the growing criticism mounted by church leaders against the administration’s drug war.

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“The church is in a different space,” says Archbishop Martin. “We must be more invitational, using a ministry of presence, gently explaining the message of the church and inviting people in."

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"We can protect our citizens and, at the same time, we can welcome newcomers," said Dominican Sister Donna Markham.

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Some bishops' conferences are unhappy with the translation of the Roman Missal required by "Liturgiam Authenticam."
"Any migrant that arrives at the Mexican-U.S. border will be required to hire the services of organized crime," Sister Leticia said.

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"We will continue to support and stand in solidarity with immigrant families."

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“I was in deep poverty. I didn't know anything about social supports in the city. I existed on a bag of apples a week and slept on a lawn chair in my bedroom.”
“I was in deep poverty. I didn't know anything about social supports in the city. I existed on a bag of apples a week and slept on a lawn chair in my bedroom.”

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Me acuerdo bien del primer día de clase en el curso para obtener la ciudadanía en los Estados Unidos. Mi profesora, Millie Benítez, nos leyó solemnemente el comienzo de la Declaración de Independencia. Recuerdo mi sorpresa al escuchar el segundo pár...

January 25, 4PM

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President Trump's actions in defense of the unborn are welcome, his proposals for immigration reform are ill conceived and divisive.

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By following through on their promise to repeal “Obamacare” immediately, Republican lawmakers and the new Trump administration are engaging in reckless political theater.
It is clearly more difficult to raise children in a nurturing environment without housing security.

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Whatever motivated Mr. Trump to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, it was not a consistent recognition of the dignity and sacredness of every human life.

January 24, 3PM

The proposed law will end the “annual battle” over Hyde and related measures and “takes out of Obamacare the facilitation and funding of abortion.”

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If love of country is a virtue and a moral obligation, the nationalistic impulse itself has no moral identity.
Would you not love and admire a country that opened its doors to the tired, the poor, the wretched and the homeless?

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Thanks to the arcane rules behind the foreign-language Oscar, sentimentality usually reigns supreme.
How ancient traditions have inspired modern-day Christians to forge new bonds of commitment.

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The pope called on journalists to stop feeding the "vicious cycle of anxiety" and "spiral of fear."
When the questions became more detailed on abortion policies, the numbers shifted.
Muslims in an overwhelmingly Buddhist nation, the Rohingya have long faced persecution in Myanmar, where most are denied citizenship.

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Russia, Iran and Turkey set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides.

January 23, 2PM

My dad’s golden rule demonstrates that we should go out of our way to lift up the dignity of women.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is looking forward to a new era of close relations with the U.S. under Trump.
Communities need to be saved from "corruption, extortion, the illegal trafficking of drugs and weapons," he said.
The action was hailed by pro-life leaders as it continues Ronald Reagan's legacy.

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It should not be difficult for Catholics to acknowledge the reality of Islamophobia.

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"You can change the training at the academy and retrain all of the current officers, but the biggest issue is changing the culture."

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"We must never fall into the trap of erroneous Western thinking and judicial independence."

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Welcome to our newly redesigned website.

January 22, 10PM

A year in the making and it's finally here: the new America magazine.

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Everyone will be salted with fire. (Mk 9:49)

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What perils would Jefferson and Franklin warn us against?

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Catholic sisters were among the hundreds of thousands making their voices heard at the Women's March after Donald Trump's inauguration.
I might have come in wounded, but during Mass I am healed and made whole.
America speaks with Catholics about their reactions to a Donald Trump administration

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Anarchism calls for a politics that doesn’t begin and end with politicians.

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Several Catholic groups attended the march despite their disappointment with its overtly pro-choice platform.

January 21, 6PM

Women religious champion social justice issues at the Women's March on Washington.

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Pope Francis states we should "wait and see" and not pass any judgment on President Donald J. Trump.

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Donning “Make America Great Again” hats, some cheered. Others demonstrated with signs and chants.

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Steven McDonald was shot in the line of duty. Then his work began.

January 20, 3PM

“America First” is a serious threat to the international solidarity that lasting peace and justice require.

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Refugees are survivors. As Americans, we share their values.

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Francis wrote, "our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises demanding farsighted and united political responses."

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Students will visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and a Torah is being mailed every Jewish family in the state.
A lesson from philosopher Charles Taylor: the key feature of modern times is pluralism.

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“We talk about peace around the world, but we need peace here.”