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Cupich: Libertarian ideology hinders Laudato Si' adoption in the church

In an interreligious dialogue on Feb. 23 with Rabbi David Rosen and Imam Saffet Abid Catovic, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich said, "It is really up to us to challenge how so many believing people, faith-filled people, have bought into a libertarian notion of the world and the economy as something that we are to dominate for our own profit."

Bishop Rhoades: Latest COVID-19 vaccine can be used in good conscience

In a new video, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Doctrine reiterated that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine "can be used in good moral conscience."

Leading UCC minister: People of faith must 'advocate for the restoration of creation'

Where science and economics have come up short in compelling action, the Rev. Jim Antal said March 2 that religion can offer the inspiration needed for wider swaths of society to address the challenge of climate change.

In remote area of Colombia, bishops want cease-fire between army, rebels

Bishops in Colombia's Chocó department are calling for a cease-fire between the Colombian army and rebel groups fighting over drug trafficking routes and illegal gold mines in one of the country's most remote regions.

Angolan bishops warn of deteriorating social situation

Catholic bishops said the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating an already grave imbalance in living conditions and opportunities, alongside an "unbridled race to exploit hydrocarbons" in its parks and nature reserves.

Dallas bishop will convene diocesan synod, a 10-year process

Saying the pandemic has taken its toll on discipleship, Bishop Edward J. Burns announced he will convene a synod in the diocese Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

With political shift, El Salvador steps toward an uncertain future

Early projections of results of a Feb. 28 election in El Salvador show the conservative New Ideas (Nuevas Ideas) party en route to winning a majority of seats in the national legislative assembly, giving its founder, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, what amounts to absolute power, if lawmakers grant it.  

Why Pope Francis chose Cardinal Tobin for Vatican appointment

Distinctly Catholic: No one should be surprised that Pope Francis named Cardinal Joseph Tobin to be a member of the Congregation for Bishops. There are three reasons why the appointment makes perfect sense.

Cardinal Tobin joins Cupich on Vatican's influential Congregation for Bishops

Pope Francis named Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin as a member of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, making him the second American now serving on the group tasked with advising the pontiff on which Catholic priests to appoint as bishops across the world.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: Brother Leo tries to explain the "Proud Boys."