A colonia is any “identifiable community” within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border lacking potable water and decent housing. There are 141 in New Mexico alone.
Our so-called border crisis is not fundamentally a question of security, but one of poverty, injustice, and disorder.
In his short and perplexing concurrence on Hobby Lobby, Justice Kennedy offered a path to resolving the dispute over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
It’s unfortunate that the Obama administration’s initial, parsimonious exemption for religious groups helped ignite the firestorm that led to Hobby Lobby.
If “chalice” is not required by the Latin language and it runs contrary to liturgical and patristic tradition, why are we saying it?
The Ayn Rand libertarianism that Paul Ryan has flirted with is fundamentally incompatible with Catholic teachings. But can Catholics still be economic libertarians?
To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.
A pressing matter for the Catholic Theological Society of America: What can or should the organization do to be more welcoming to “conservative” theologians?
A special page featuring selected Commonweal articles, essays, editorials and blog posts on Catholicism and same-sex marriage.
Blessed are the poor, for they shall enjoy the fruits of free enterprise if only governments will get out of the way.
Our problem as Catholics isn’t that same-sex marriage somehow uniquely represents Western society’s recent turns; our problem is those turns themselves.