American immigration reform remains a heated political issue. But it is not just a theoretical political issue; it is a humanitarian one that impacts the basic dignity and life of a person, and at a broader level, the common good. It is foremost a moral issue.
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It’s hard not to be reminded of your own mortality while paging through the morning newspaper or watching the evening news.
There is renewed interest in the Virgin Mary – her role in lives of faith, how to interpret references to her in scripture, how she is depicted in art and literature – enough to spark a second Mary in Our Day conference, this one in Duluth, Minn., held on the Feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15.
At the age of 15, Celia Kuenster has already developed the kind of game that golfers more than three times her age have been striving to achieve on the course for years.
A Catholic physician once related to me a powerful story about one of his patients, who had just received a diagnosis of advanced, metastatic cancer and had a relatively short time left to live.
One of our Catholic Spirit bloggers received news Monday that was music to our web department’s ears: His post went “viral” over the weekend — in this case garnering more than 800 hits, or readers, in a short span of time.
10 suggestions for understanding the Sacrament of the Sick
In the midst of Minnesota’s massive heat wave, Mary Jo Copeland at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis and Gerry Lauer at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul said that they can’t blame the sweltering weather for the growing numbers of people coming in for help. However, the heat doesn’t help.
The Catholic Spirit will publish a special section on Sept. 1 marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and we are seeking input from readers.
Religious freedom is one of the hallmarks of U.S. society. But this bedrock principle is increasingly being challenged across the nation — both by government officials seeking to infringe on the deepest convictions held by religious groups as well as by those seeking to muzzle the voice of churches and other faith communities in the public square.