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Catholic Church urges Venezuela to unite against coronavirus

David Smilde, Tulane University and Hugo Pérez Hernáiz, Universidad Central de Venezuela Coronavirus hasn’t yet hit Venezuela as hard as neighboring Brazil and Colombia. But...

The Catholic Church is tightening rules on reporting sexual abuse –...

Christine P. Bartholomew, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Pope Francis recently changed the Catholic Church law, making it mandatory for clergy...

Researching clergy sex abuse can take a heavy emotional toll: 3...

Kalpana Jain, The Conversation Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that...

Why it’s so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse

Carolyn M. Warner, Arizona State University A grand jury report recently found shocking levels of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. It uncovered, in...

Can you be Christian and support the death penalty?

Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross Pope Francis has declared the death penalty “inadmissible.” This means that the death penalty should not be used...

What is heaven?

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question...

Pope Francis’ apology for abuse in Chile would once have been...

Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross In a letter on April 11 to the bishops of Chile, Pope Francis asked forgiveness for his “serious...

What is hell?

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross The recent dispute over whether Pope Francis denied the existence of hell in an interview attracted wide...

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What is ‘right to try,’ and could it help?

Morten Wendelbo, Texas A&M University and Timothy Callaghan, Texas A&M University After a year in which President Donald Trump devoted much of his...