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The lesson of Silicon Valley Bank: Regulations protect good businesses as well as consumers

The recent threats to the banking system show that libertarian capitalists are hypocrites. They hate government regulations — until they are in trouble and expect the government to bail them out.

Francis' papacy has been good news for US Catholics

By encouraging people to listen to one another, Pope Francis has ignited a new sense of hope among Catholics, says theologian Hosffman Ospino.

Mormon Church gives water to boost imperiled Great Salt Lake

The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is taking action to address the realities of a rapidly approaching, drier future by donating water rights to the Great Salt Lake, replacing grass with rocks and water-wise landscaping around neatly manicured churches and reducing water use by more than one-third outside the headquarters in Salt Lake City's Temple Square.

Pope Francis, you have two years to remake the US hierarchy. Get to it.

No more "two for us, one for them," says columnist Michael Sean Winters. It's time to turn decisively, not slowly, in naming new bishops not stuck in the past.

Like father, like son

Pencil Preaching for Wednesday, March 22, 2023

'Bangkok Document' discerns new pathways for the church in Asia after continental synod

Churches in Asia need to play an active role in addressing pressing realities including migrants, refugees, indigenous peoples, climate change, family issues, women and youth, Asian bishops said in their continental synod document.

Critics say US bishops' new statement on transgender health care lacks sound science and trans voices

U.S. bishops' new document rejects gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender individuals, reasserting that Catholic providers must not perform such procedures. Critics warn of the document's far-reaching consequences.

'My life has purpose': Virginia family finds new meaning adopting Ukrainian children

Vicki and Ed Greenan were looking for a new mission in life, when Fr. Peter Daly suggested that parenting might still be their calling. Four years later, they have adopted six children with serious medical needs from Ukraine.

A Lenten call: Commit to Jesus' Gospel of nonviolence

Twenty years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Doomsday Clock stands at 90 seconds before midnight, the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been. Nonviolence is the only solution.

Francis is asking the church to dream again. Why do so many oppose him?

Many Catholics around the world connect with this papacy and the universal church, but for some Francis' dreams of a more diverse and inclusive church are threatening.