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New Vatican Document Urges Fossil Fuel Divestment to Serve Planet and the Common Good

"The Vatican's call for divestment is a breath of hope in times when faith is more needed than ever," said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. "It is a powerful statement that attempting to profit off the destruction of the planet is plainly and simply immoral and unethical."

Jon Queally ·


The Fury and the Folly: We Need a Vaccine to Stop Endless War

What if idealism were the essence of human politics, not its scapegoat?

Robert C. Koehler ·


Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Issues Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War

All Catholics should refuse to kill and should refuse cooperation with United States wars.

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton ·


'An Affront Crying Out to Heaven': Pope Calls for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

"The arms race wastes precious resources that could be better used to benefit the integral development of peoples and to protect the natural environment."

Eoin Higgins ·


While Warning of Nazi-Like Fascism and Corporate Crimes, Pope Francis Proposes Adding 'Ecological Sin' to Church Teachings

In remarks at the Vatican, the leader of the Catholic Church condemned "the large-scale delinquency of corporations."

Jon Queally ·


As Category 5 Dorian Devastates, Pope Francis Urges World to Act Fast on Climate Emergency

"Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels."

Andrea Germanos ·


Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money 'To Destroy the World': UN Chief

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres's comment follows call by Pope Francis to "keep it in the ground"

Andrea Germanos ·


The Trump and the Pope

If God is addressing the worldwide problem of immigration, who is his spokesperson?

Christopher Brauchli ·


'Trump's Brand Is Crisis': Progressives, Dems, and Pope Sound Alarm Over Threat to Close Border

"Builders of walls, be they made of razor wire or bricks," declared Pope Francis, "will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build."

Eoin Higgins ·


Pope to Declare Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a Saint

It was Romero’s life and deeds, not any purported supernatural powers, that have earned him worldwide recognition and renown as a champion of oppressed people throughout Latin America and beyond.

Brett Wilkins ·

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