SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
United States
January 21, 2021
Ferdie Rous
In two letters, politicians, senior clergy and heads of aid organisations from around the world urged US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end their economic sanctions on Syria. Citing an appeal at the end of December from the UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercieve Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan, they called
January 20, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
"Under your leadership," Pope Francis wrote, "may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding." The president of the US bishops conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, echoed those sentiments in a statement on Wednesday, and also reiterated the bishops' opposition to many of the policies and legislative promises Biden has made.
January 20, 2021
Ferdie Rous
At Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration.
January 20, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Yesterday, outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to his government Twitter account to deliver a blistering attack on 'wokeness', multiculturalism and moral righteousness.
January 20, 2021
Ferdie Rous
As his presidency comes to a close, Trump issues pardons to a few familiar faces
January 18, 2021
Ferdie Rous
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to overturn much of the outgoing administration's domestic and foreign policies in the coming days with a series of new executive orders
January 18, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Cardinal Wilton Gregory called on Americans to honour the contributions of African Americans to US history.
January 15, 2021
Ferdie Rous
The New York Archdiocese put forward its own compensation program for victims of child abuse to avoid possible bankruptcy of local diocese should state legislation pass
January 14, 2021
Victoria Seed
Lisa Montgomery’s execution was not justice. It did not make the world better, restore it to order, or net off the debt of sin.
January 10, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
"I urge [government] authorities and the entire population to maintain a high sense of responsibility," Pope Francis said Sunday, "in order to soothe tempers, promote national reconciliation, and protect the democratic values rooted in American society."
January 09, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Even in the most mature realities," Pope Francis went on to say, "there’s something that isn't right -- something that causes people to take to the streets against the community, against democracy, against the common good."
December 15, 2020
CNA Staff
The Supreme Court accepted a church’s appeal against coronavirus restrictions in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, even after the governor reclassified churches to stop the rules applying. High Plains Harvest Church in Eaton, Colorado, had appealed to the Supreme Court for relief from the state’s capacity limits on indoor religious services during the pandemic. Colorado