Catholics Blast Bill Allowing Composting of Human Remains

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.

Pope Urges Bishops to Teach Discernment, Including on Political Issues

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.

Rubio Promotes ‘Common Good Capitalism’ at CUA Event

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.

Catholic Teacher Aims for AOC

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.