- Dec 7, 2019
Despite a contentious U.S. election in which religion played a major role, as well as the continuing scourge of religious-inspired terrorism worldwide, a new survey finds that Americans have warming attitudes towards virtually all major religious groups in the country.
As Russia prepares to celebrate this year’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the country’s small Catholic Church is keeping a low profile. The church is looking to remain politically neutral and concentrate on prayer services and discussions of the church’s history in the country.
In a recent study by Baylor University, evidence shows that Catholics win out over Christian Evangelicals in terms of who is the most emotionally committed to their place of employment. The one mitigating factor, according to the study, is how big the company is. The smaller the company, data suggests, the more committed the Catholic is.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Myanmar was bombed on December 3. The country has been riddled by war and conflict as ethnic groups fight against the Myanmar military. Nongovernmental organizations, including Caritas, call authorities to action in order to avoid chaos.
President-elect Donald Trump relied heavily on the importance of law and order. Father Dwight Longenecker reflects on the concepts of authority, justice and peace, and questions whether Catholics can support a law and order administration.
While foreign policy typically pales in comparison to domestic policy issues such as economic growth, income equality, health care and taxes, national security concerns seem to resonate strongly with a significant percentage of Americans in 2016.