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How should Catholics react to changes in the culture?
Statues of Mary are seen for sale inside a shop at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. This edition of Viewpoints looks at the question: How should Catholics react to changes in the culture? CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn
Statues of Mary are seen for sale inside a shop at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. This edition of Viewpoints looks at the question: How should Catholics react to changes in the culture? CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn
Catholics, like all Christians, are called to transform the world into the image of Christ. From a Western perspective, it worked quite successfully for more than a millennia. Lately, not so well. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016

Building a better world through service, sacrifice
Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, children’s television icon Fred Rogers shared this insight from his mother: “Always look for the helpers.” More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Catholic call to welcome and protect life
On the eve of World Youth Day 2016 in Poland, Pope Francis gave a beautiful address urging leaders to support the family, the “primary and fundamental cell of society. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Politics and the court
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg caused quite a stir this month by saying what was on her mind about Donald Trump to the New York Times. "I can't imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," she said. More ...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Finding God's grace in this season of change
Late June and early July typically finds most people settling in to a slightly slower schedule – kids are out of school, vacations are planned and taken and days stretch out affording more time to sit, relax or engage in our favorite activities. More ...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Faith leaders push for major reforms in solitary confinement practices
WASHINGTON  -- The “SHU” is not much larger than a good-size bathroom. More ...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
How is Catholic social teaching relevant today?
Paying attention does not require shouting; sometimes silence accomplishes more than noise. More ...
Friday, June 24, 2016
What is the connection between the Gospel and the food we eat?
It's a good bet that Mary never tossed Jesus a couple of coins and sent him to the grocery store for a quart of milk and a loaf of bread. More ...
Monday, May 30, 2016
World Communications Day 2016 is all about mercy
Each year on the Sunday before Pentecost, the universal Church observes World Communications Day, intended to draw attention to the integral role that communications work plays in the mission of the Church. More ...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
What is the connection between the Gospel and the food we eat?
This edition of Viewpoints looks at the question: What is the connection between the Gospel and the food we eat? More ...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Professor George: Religious freedom worldwide has 'spiraled downward'
WASHINGTON  -- The state of religious freedom worldwide saw more decline than improvement in the last year, said Robert George, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. More ...
Thursday, May 12, 2016



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