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Bishops say carbon tax is an 'eminently doable' climate solution

An online conference May 15 by the nonpartisan Citizens Climate Lobby, which has pushed for years for Congress to put a price on carbon, was aimed at Catholics, whose principles mesh with the lobby's values, organizers said.

There are moral issues beyond the disincentive to work

Distinctly Catholic: As they withdraw their states from federal unemployment benefits, the GOP governors are correct that the government should not provide a disincentive to work — but that does not exhaust the moral responsibility of government.

'Violence begets violence': turmoil and fear in the Holy Land

Commentary: Innocent families of all stripes, Israeli Jews and Christians, Palestinian Muslims and Christians, hunker down in fear. And if rockets and air strikes are not enough, rival mobs are taking to the streets.

After Vatican warning, US bishops have limited options for planned text about Biden

After a Vatican warning to the U.S. bishops to proceed with caution in their plan to issue a document on pro-choice Catholic politicians like President Joe Biden, the prelates appear to have limited options for going forward.

Whose synodality? Social alliances and institutional models in global Catholicism

Commentary: A key factor for the future of synodality is the relationship between Christianity and the different social and political traditions around the world, in a community as global as the Catholic Church today.

Pope names Jesuit educator bishop of Hong Kong

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Jesuit Father Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a native...

Make it plain

Pencil Preaching for Monday, May 17, 2021

John Kerry, US climate envoy, meets pope and speaks at Vatican conference

John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, met privately with Pope Francis May 15, the day after he gave a keynote address at a closed-door meeting of the Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences.

With you always

Pencil Preaching for Sunday, May 16, 2021

A meditation on Mars, and beyond

Soul Seeing: A rover has been searching for signs of life on Mars. Might its findings challenge our religious beliefs about God, or help to narrow the centuries-old gulf between faith and science?