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As federal fiscal year nears, refugee resettlement agencies fear the worst

U.S. organizations that work to resettle refugees fear that an upcoming battle with the Trump administration over the number of displaced people allowed into the country may be the fiercest yet.

Editorial: It's too early to require Mass attendance during a pandemic

We say: Resumption of religious services cannot come with a high risk to people's health and indeed their lives

Enfocando la Creación: El cielo oscuro de la Creación

Desafortunadamente, ver la Vía Láctea se ha convertido en un privilegio de aquellos que tienen acceso a cielos oscuros.

Lens on Creation: The dark sky of Creation

Unfortunately, viewing the Milky Way has become a privilege for those with access to dark skies.

What does it say about Catholics that Trump thinks they're key to winning?

Distinctly Catholic: Why is it that poll after poll demonstrates that Catholics and other Christians who attend church more frequently are more likely to be conservative and Republican?

Latino Pastoral Leaders Initiative partners with Joliet Diocese

In 2021, 24 Latino leaders from the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, will start a year of intensive leadership formation. Latinos are underrepresented in church leadership, despite being more than one-third of Catholics in the U.S.

'Fratelli tutti' does not include women, and neither does 'fraternity'

Just Catholic: Forget about women in church leadership. Could the Vatican maybe hire a few women editors? The latest embarrassment: "Fratelli tutti," title of the coming papal encyclical, is Italian for "all brothers."

Beloved sinners

Pencil Preaching for Monday, September 21, 2020

Vineyard of the Lord

Pencil Preaching for Sunday, September 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is remembered as 'jurist of historic stature'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, is remembered for her pioneering work for gender equality and for writing pointed dissents and asking tough questions.