Catholic Social Thought

November 13, 2012

Bishops to Consider Sainthood Cause of Dorothy Day

In 2000, Cardinal John O’Connor, then-archbishop of New York, submitted Day’s cause for canonization to the Vatican. At that time she was given the title 'Servant of God.' That title indicates that her cause is under investigation, and should the Vatican announce Day lived a life of heroic virtue, she will then be called 'Venerable.'

November 2, 2012

Religious Believers in Illinois Score Pro-Life Victory

COMMENTARY: The decision could have an impact on battle over the HHS mandate.

October 4, 2012

Obama vs. Romney, Round 1: Early Returns

A look at the post mortems of presidential debate No. 1, from the thoughtful to the rhetorical.

September 11, 2012

Helen Alvare: 'Birth Control's Worst Enemy' 'Feminine Genius' Champion

Her new book challenges the ‘war on women’ rhetoric.

September 10, 2012

Paul Ryan and the Moral Foundation of Our Economic Recovery

September 10, 2012

Sowing Dissent on Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Natural law and Church teaching on marriage are being undermined from without and within.

September 1, 2012

University of Texas: Scientific Misconduct Charges Against Professor Have No Merit

Mark Regnerus came under attack for publishing a study about children growing up in households headed by parents with same-sex history.

August 31, 2012

Will ‘War on Women’ Drumbeat Help or Harm Obama’s Chances of Re-Election?

Pro-lifers predict it will backfire, exposing the president’s extreme record on abortion.

August 18, 2012

The Paul Ryan-Ayn Rand Connection: What’s a Catholic to Think?


July 12, 2012

Historian: Media's Charges of Bishops’ ‘Partisanship’ Is Misrepresentative

There’s no ‘left’ or ‘right,’ in the Catholic social doctrine, Matthew Bunson says.

June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Issues Split Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law

The high court unanimously upholds the law’s ‘show me your papers’ requirement, but overturned other contested provisions, leading U.S. bishops to express cautious optimism.

May 4, 2012

Bishop Blaire Discusses the Ryan Budget and Catholic Social Doctrine

September 19, 2011

On the 30th Anniversary of ‘On Human Work’

Following in the footsteps of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, John Paul II’s gave us incisive teaching on how labor can bring us closer to God.

May 22, 2011

Washington Grapples With Catholic Social Teaching

May has marked a month of renewed focus on Church thought and its practical implications.

May 4, 2011

SCOTUS: Anti-Catholicism OK, Third Secret of Fatima, Waterboarding Debate, Black Elk, and much more!

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