The Church and basic income proposals

Anxiety over getting replaced in a job can be a powerful impetus for people and lead to radical outcomes. Donald Trump successfully campaigned for the presidency in 2016 by appealing to voters who’d seen their livelihoods in the coal industry go away.

Bringing people the ‘Alpha’ of evangelization

Sarah Kaczmarek first encountered Alpha during her decade serving at the parish level and quickly fell in love. She is now starting her fourth year working for Alpha out of Detroit, where she is associate director of Alpha Catholic. The evangelization model,

Expertise in ‘what it means to be human’

At the beginning of June, Google announced that it had declined to renew a contract with a Pentagon drone program, which lapses next March. The contract allowed the Department of Defense to use Google’s artificial intelligence tools to study unmanned aerial drone

Underground period marks Ukrainian Church

What would happen if one’s church were declared illegal by the state? This is not a thought exercise for Ukrainian Catholics. The total oppression and liquidation of their Church under Soviet rule is a reality that still looms large in their identity.

War forces response to new pastoral needs

The peaceful day-to-day life found in the city centers and smaller villages alike in much of Ukraine belies an awareness that gnaws at the country’s 45 million inhabitants: the war that has been waged in the eastern and southern regions of their

Visit sheds light on vibrant Ukrainian Church

Article based on Our Sunday Visitor’s participation in a June 25-July 6 solidarity visit to Ukraine made by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. People walk miles to participate in the

Weaving Together the Francis Fabric

For five years in his teaching role as the Church’s universal shepherd, Pope Francis has been working away at his contribution to the magisterium. One could say he’s been weaving his section of the giant, ancient tapestry of Catholic teaching and Tradition.

Catholics and economic choices

There’s a strange tension to the new document Oeconomicae et Pecuniariae Quaestiones, a joint effort of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and its Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, which was released May 17. On the one hand,