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Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Civilize It Pray That God would give us the grace to remember the dignity of all and invite others to do the same. Reflect As Catholics, our strong tradition of social teaching compels us to be actively engaged in the building

The 2020 Election is upon us. A divided country. Fights at the dinner table. Political vitriol. What does it mean to love our neighbors in the midst of such a climate? As Catholics, we have a long tradition of engagement in the political process as a means of putting our

CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 10:35 am MT (CNA).- President Trump’s favorability rating among white Catholics has dropped almost by half since March, according to a new poll. The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) reported on Thursday that President Trump’s favorability among white Catholics fell from 60% in March

ather Frank Pavone (L) and Rev. Patrick Mahoney pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty
by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2020 / 11:25 am MT (CNA).- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says he will serve in leadership positions in the 2020 campaign to reelect President Donald Trump. While the priest told CNA that concerns about his political and ecclesiastical

Among the decisions that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) made at its annual meeting last November, two stand out as especially important. First, the bishops elected Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gómez – an immigrant to the U.S. – as the USCCB’s first Hispanic president. Second, the bishops

In Today’s Video, Father Casey looks at how social media can be a useful tool for evangelization. It can also spread hate and division. As Christians, we must be careful how we portray ourselves online. “Truth without charity is not truth.”

References in the popular culture to letters written but never sent appear in literature, film and even songs. Nights in white satin, never seeming to end; Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send. – Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues 1967 Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman, even John Kennedy, were all writers

Civilize it
by Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr Archbishop of Cincinnati For some years now, many of us in the Catholic and other faith communities have been lamenting the disintegration of civility and substance from one major national election to the next. The current electoral season seems more divisive than most in

Note: This letter appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Letter to the Editor on October 27, 2016 by Dan Andriacco Sr. Simone Campbell’s opinion piece in Monday’s Enquirer (“Follow Pope’s Example of ‘Meddling’ in Politics”) may sow confusion about the authentic Catholic teaching on responsible voting. She writes: “This election can’t

As the presidential nominees prepare for their third and final debate this Wednesday evening and just weeks away from Election Day, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz has released the following video statement. The video is a follow-up to his written statement of last week which invites Catholics to take time prior