- 2 days ago
Democrats (80 percent), independents (69 percent) and Republicans (57 percent) favor offering support to unaccompanied children while a process to review their cases gets underway.
Most major religious groups say the same, including white evangelical Protestants (56 percent), white mainline Protestants (67 percent), minority Protestants (74 percent), Catholics (75 percent) and the religiously unaffiliated (75 percent)."
Oh boy! Think Walt Disney Studios is big now? Step inside our archives and see the wonderful world of Disney from 50 years ago in U.S. Catholic. Here’s more on the achievements of the man behind a vast entertainment business:
- 1 week ago
How often do the dead get to speak to the living? Every day on the obits page.
Why you should be reading the obituaries:
"Famous last words" by Catherine O’Connell-Cahill
Is that God in the sky?! Amateur photographer Jeremy Fletcher took the image as he strolled beside the Wash, the wide estuary between Norfolk and Lincolnshire.
Image: The Telegraph
Meet the woman who makes Walmart’s low-priced clothes. She works 10-hour days for $103 per month. And her factory is one of the good ones:
Photo story: Inside a Bangladesh garment factory
Images: David Snyder
Interfaith dialogue is important! How well do you know the symbols from the different religions?
Take the Huffington Post's quiz and test your skills by guessing what symbol belongs to what religion.
- 2 weeks ago
"Gay people expend a lot of energy looking for acceptance and tolerance. It’s pretty much a part of our DNA. But genuine welcome goes far beyond acceptance and tolerance. Welcome is a joyous absurdity of openness and love, of oneness, and what I love most about my parish is that I’m not a gay Catholic there. I’m just a Catholic. There’s nothing special about me. On the contrary, I am appreciated but otherwise wonderfully taken for granted. It’s a genuine welcome that doesn’t just welcome you to church; it welcomes you to the baptism that made you church in the first place."
- 2 weeks ago
Say Grace is a collection of rough-hewn jewels honoring the people Sam Baker calls “everyday heroes.” There is the flagman on “Road Crew,” another guy “wrestling a pipe in a ditch,” the lonely woman in the “terrycloth bathrobe with a tear.” Their portraits are set in a sparse frame of guitars, piano, violin, and Baker’s earnest croak of a voice, and they are all holy. They are all, as Thomas Merton put it, “walking around shining like the sun.”
Give it a listen: