Viewfinder: A Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15th, 2019.
How Catholic Communities Are Crowdfunding Fairer Trials for Immigrants
With Jeff Sessions reportedly pressuring judges to deport immigrants, diocese across the country are gathering fee money for the legal representation that many undocumented people lack.
The Catholic Church Considers an Appeal to Welcome LGBT People
A Catholic conference heard an appeal from a U.S. priest on Thursday calling for the church to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Argentina's Lower House Votes to Legalize Early Term Abortion
If the historic bill passes the senate, Argentina's president has promised to sign it into law.
Pope Francis Should Not Be Canonizing Junipero Serra
The pillager of California's natives has enough memorials already—and his sainthood has no place in the contemporary Catholic Church.
The Continuing Cost of Catholicism's Sex Abuse Scandals
New research finds church attendance and charitable giving has significantly declined in areas directly impacted by clergy sex scandals.
Why Do So Many Young People in Latin America Hook Up in Parks?
South of the border, the combined forces of crowded housing, conservative fathers, and high school politics have produced extreme PDA.
Should Doctors Be Barred From Discussing Abortion With Patients?
The ACLU has filed a complaint in Colorado asserting a doctor was disciplined by a Catholic hospital simply for talking about an abortion.
New, Chill Pope Still Hasn't Convinced You to Go to Mass
The "Pope Francis Effect" hasn't caught on in the U.S., according to a Pew study.
As Catholic Hospitals Grow Will Women and Gays Be Left Without Care?
In Washington state, where alliances and mergers between hospitals are taking place at a rapid clip, many are bracing for limits on care, and calling for public debate.