The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued Monday the final version of the first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, what President Barack Obama called “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change.”
As a prison abolitionist, I was an immediate admirer of the two citizens -- Richard Matt and David Sweat -- who in early June, artfully and nonviolently decided to end their residency in the cages of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
Yes, each was found guilty of homicides. Yes, the murders were vile: Matt dismembered his victim; Sweat shot a man and then drove a car over the body.
The implications of Hillary Clinton's vote in favor of the U.S. invasion of Iraq raise some serious questions.
Opinion: In the wake of the murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, do we perceive the intimate connections between care for the whole of creation and black lives?
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley said that Planned Parenthood officials' videotaped descriptions of how fetal tissue and organs are procured for researchers during abortions illustrates what Pope Francis calls today's "throwaway culture."
The officials also discuss what the organization charges for the body parts, which opponents of Planned Parenthood said violates federal law and the organization said are customary handling fees paid by research labs.
The fight to turn the minimum wage into a living wage has won a few impressive rounds, but the bigger battle against economic inequality still faces challenging obstacles.
Dolan wrote that as an American, he takes "seriously the great invitation and promise of Lady Liberty."
House members voted Tuesday to limit the number of people allowed in the House Chamber on Sept. 24 when Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
Two concepts deeply embedded in Catholic social teaching -- solidarity and subsidiarity -- are often viewed as separate strains of the tradition and even in opposition to one another when applied in the context of today's polarized politics.
Solidarity is seen as the portion of teaching with a communitarian emphasis and inclination toward large, society-wide solutions. Subsidiarity, on the other hand, is popularly understood as inclining toward the individualist, let-the-locals-take-care-of-things end of the scale.
Latinos, one of the fastest-growing demographics in the United States, have a message for politicians: We're not apathetic. We're unconvinced.