Proposed legislation that would allow the remains of deceased persons to be composted and reduced to soil — the way some recyclable food waste is handled — is getting a great deal of pushback from local Catholics.
The majority of people across the country, especially Catholics, prefer that President Joe Biden and other politicians use their faith to make decisions, a new study from the St. Leo’s University Polling Institute shows.
Sometimes the political choices people face can seem like a choice between supporting a “snake” or supporting a “dragon,” but Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern based on values, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.
The U.S. Supreme Court has left in place a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Trump administration from carrying out the first federal executions in 16 years.
Senator Marco Rubio turned to his Catholic roots to make his case for a restoration of “common good capitalism,” in an address at the Catholic University of America on Tuesday, saying that the market economy can at times interfere with building strong communities.
Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor.
Any Republican running against Democratic Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose congressional district spans parts of the Bronx and Queens, will be a longshot, but John Cummings, a Catholic who teaches civics at St. Raymond’s H.S., the Bronx, is trying anyway.
Attorney General William Barr’s announcement on Thursday that the federal government would resume executing death row inmates after a nearly two decade hiatus is coming under fire from national Catholics leaders.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the creation of a new Commission on Unalienable Rights, which will be headed by former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon.
Following President Donald Trump’s plans to deport “millions” of undocumented migrants, the United States Conference of Catholic bishops (USCCB) released a statement acknowledging that nations have a right to protect their borders, while urging attention toward the root causes of migration.