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A Climate-Conscious Lent: Rising sea levels threaten millions

What will it be like to live on an island or along a coast in a warming world?

The buffoonery of Abbott and Cuomo

Distinctly Catholic: Two governors, from different parties and with different ideologies, both Roman Catholic — both Greg Abbott in Texas and Andrew Cuomo in New York need to go back to school and learn some basics.

Panelists call for reckoning on abuse of Native American children at Catholic boarding schools

The first task in confronting this history of abuse, before reconciliation can be possible, must be truth-telling, a process Denise Lajimodiere, researcher and founder of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, said has barely begun in the United States.

Catholic Church helps Zambian villagers stand up to mining companies

A recent court victory against a copper mine highlights what activists say is widespread lack of enforcement of environmental regulations in the lucrative, polluting business of mining in Africa.

Your thoughts on if Biden will be invited to Notre Dame

Your thoughts: It is a controversial tradition, but six U.S. presidents have spoken at the University of Notre Dame's commencement exercises, and a total of nine presidents have received honorary degrees. But will our nation's second Catholic president be invited to speak?

All vaccines are morally acceptable, says member of Pontifical Academy for Life

Commentary: Statements about the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have come out urging Catholics to privilege a theoretical moral purity over the value of their own lives, the lives of others and the common good. Why?

God's impossible dream

Pencil Preaching for Friday, March 5, 2021

Cupich: Libertarian ideology hinders Laudato Si' adoption in the church

In an interreligious dialogue on Feb. 23 with Rabbi David Rosen and Imam Saffet Abid Catovic, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich said, "It is really up to us to challenge how so many believing people, faith-filled people, have bought into a libertarian notion of the world and the economy as something that we are to dominate for our own profit."

Bishop Rhoades: Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience

In a new video, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Doctrine reiterated that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine "can be used in good moral conscience."

Leading UCC minister: People of faith must 'advocate for the restoration of creation'

Where science and economics have come up short in compelling action, the Rev. Jim Antal said March 2 that religion can offer the inspiration needed for wider swaths of society to address the challenge of climate change.