Social Justice

Thumbnail msgr flannigan ‘A real pastor priest’: Msgr. Flanagan reflects on a lifetime of service

At his former parishes, he is remembered as the friendly, dependable pastor with a gentle Irish brogue who went door to door to introduce himself...

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Thumbnail requiem for the unborn 24 124 ‘As long as there are Christians, no one should have to suffer alone’

euthaEditor’s note: The archbishop’s reflections this week are adapted from his homily at the Requiem Mass for the Unborn, held on Jan. 24 at the...

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Thumbnail world meeting of popular movements modesto At a world meeting of popular movements

I am writing this week from Modesto, where I am attending a conference sponsored by the Vatican. It is the United States regional meeting of the...

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Thumbnail dorothy day credit jim forest via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 5 19 15 Dorothy Day, as seen by her granddaughter

New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement whose cause for...

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Thumbnail american flags credit unsplash cna Is Catholic social teaching the change voters want?

Washington D.C., Nov 15, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- American voters wanted change, says one third party presidential candidate who believes...

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Thumbnail prison credit giuseppe costantino via wwwshutterstockcom cna 2 1 16 Nebraska better off without death penalty, Catholics say

Lincoln, Neb., Oct 5, 2016 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders in Nebraska spoke out in favor of a vote to maintain a ban on the death...

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Thumbnail 20170222t1223 8098 cns wmpm sanctuary Pope Francis’ call to action!

You may not have heard about it, but it was a big deal – big enough to inspire Pope Francis to get involved. The big deal was the under-reported...

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Thumbnail pope francis smiles as he walks by a crowd at the world meeting of popular movements in santa cruz bolivia on july 9 2015 credit alan holdren cna 7 9 15 Pope Francis encourages meeting of popular movements in California

Stockton, Calif., Feb 17, 2017 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday sent a message of encouragement to the hundreds of religious and...

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Thumbnail 20170130t1153 0200 cns trump ban reaction  1 President and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issue statement on the executive order on refugees

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H....

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Thumbnail shutterstock 369586424 Running for their lives

Imagine, right now at this very moment you and your loved ones need to run for your lives! With hardly more than the clothes on your backs, you...

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Thumbnail friends St. Augustine School in Culver City celebrates 90th anniversary

On Aug. 28, St. Augustine School in Culver City celebrated its 90th anniversary Mass at the church and held an open-door event for the community....

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Thumbnail childs hand credit roman bodnarchuk shutterstock cna Washington state's bishops listened to the poor. Here’s what they heard.

Seattle, Wash., Nov 22, 2016 / 04:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The stories of poor people – and the need for Christians to help them – are the focus of...

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Thumbnail 20170202t1509 7817 cns tennessee vigil refugees Welcoming the stranger

In the Hebrew Scriptures, that part of the Bible we call the Old Testament, we find a strong religious challenge to always welcome the stranger,...

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Thumbnail election 2016 What now, America?: The Catholic vote and the nation’s divided house

The days leading up to the feast of Christ the King provide Catholics an opportunity to gaze upon the post-electoral landscape and examine their...

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Thumbnail bishop robert w mcelroy courtesy of the archdiocese of san francisco cna Why San Diego's Bishop McElroy wants disruption in the Trump era

Stockton, Calif., Feb 22, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA).- If President Donald Trump is the candidate of “disruption,” similar disruption is needed to build...

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