Faith and Justice: One of the issues that Washington pundits think the president and the Republican Congress might work together on is tax reform. Good luck.
Eco Catholic: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the meetings will focus on the EPA's role in addressing the effects of climate change both domestically and internationally.
This week, our nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Coupled with the president's State of the Union address, this week provides ample opportunity to reflect on our struggle for civil rights, social justice and equality under the law in the United States of America.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama hit on numerous themes that resonated with Catholic advocates for social justice issues.
Among the items included in Obama's policy agenda in the president's annual speech before a joint session of Congress were what Fr. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, called the "bold ideas" of proposals to enable students to have two years of community college education without paying tuition; to expand paid leave to working parents and to make home ownership more accessible.
Catholic leaders urged fellow Catholics in Congress to set aside partisan bickering and called immigration reform a sanctity of life issue.
What does Republican control of the country's purse strings mean for the game plan of those seeking social justice?
Column: Is the common narrative about deep divisions within the Republican Party wrong? Maybe it's the Democrats who face the really ideological divisions.
We say: The developments out of Peru signal that a concrete, global solution for addressing climate change might well be within reach.
For more than a decade, there has been little progress in addressing the more than 11 million people in the U.S. that lack legal immigration status
During the second year of his pontificate, Pope Francis was still feeling the love, and not just from Catholics or those from his homeland of Argentina.
A Pew Research Center study released Dec. 11 showed that the pope has broad support across much of the world. Sixty percent of the 43 nations polled had a positive view of the pontiff.
And Americans, in particular, have shown their fondness for Francis, often extolling his simplistic style. According to the Pew study, 78 percent of Americans view the pope favorably.