Editorial: Don’t be removed

The shocking deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain within days of each other in early June shone a renewed light on the issue of suicide. And new statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, released that

Editorial: Grasping the Gospel

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, upholding the religious freedom claim of a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, may have been decided by a failure to grasp what

Editorial: Putting kids first

Three U.S. bishops had high praise May 18 for two U.S. governors who they said were “keeping kids first.” The bishops were Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, who chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and

Honor their memory

For Catholics, the observance of Memorial Day echoes and combines elements of secular and religious observances half a year away, in November — Veterans Day on Nov. 11, All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2. As

Editorial: Who is my neighbor?

The April 5 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid on a meatpacking facility in Grainger County, Tennessee, in which 10 people were arrested, was nothing new. Similar raids have been conducted under the last several administrations, going back decades. Nor was it

Dignity of family

Having a small child face an illness that doctors declare to be untreatable and ultimately fatal is nightmare enough for any parent. But the recent high-profile case of Alfie Evans is a reminder of the human capacity to create further harm in

Editorial: God is with us

The Middle East was the birthplace of Christianity and has been, down through the ages, the greatest source of Christian martyrs. In recent decades, as the plight of Christians in the Middle East largely has been ignored by the West in the

Editorial: Caught in the web

It takes something extraordinary to rain on a triumph like the NCAA men’s basketball championship. But after Villanova prevailed in the final game on April 2, one of their players, 21-year-old Donte DiVincenzo, who is white, was asked by reporters about comments