(RNS) — Carr also reports that divisions among the bishops in 2019 kept them from updating their voter guide to reflect current issues and the teachings of Pope Francis.
(RNS) — The real problem is that the Vatican is treating the traditional words of baptism like a computer password.
(RNS) — It is important to distinguish anti-Catholicism from anti-clericalism.
(RNS) — Let us pray that the encyclical’s language does not distract from its content.
(RNS) — In order to be totally in line with Catholic social teachings, you would have to be a pro-life liberal Democrat. These unicorns have a hard time winning elections.
(RNS) — In a compilation of recent speeches, the pope expresses his fear that the COVID era will increase ‘the selfishness of particular interests.’
(RNS) — Reforms to the Vatican’s financial system, the Curia and how the church prevents clergy sexual abuse are the ecclesial equivalent of cleaning the basement and the attic, but now’s the time.
(RNS) — The country's bishops take social justice issues more seriously than the president does, a fact that's often overshadowed in the media by attacks on Biden for his positions on abortion.
(RNS) — The coronavirus is wreaking havoc, but it’s also creating opportunities we shouldn’t miss to deepen family bonds and refocusing on the parts of faith that happen away from church on Sunday.
(RNS) — Any crisis tests our character as individuals and as a nation. So far we are failing in this one. We can and must do better.
(RNS) — As individuals, most Christians readily acknowledge we are sinners. Why is it so hard to admit that our nation has also sinned?
(RNS) — Jesus recommended negotiation when the odds are against you, and St. Thomas Aquinas said legislating morality is a losing proposition.
(RNS) — Though their influence has been waning in recent cycles, keep an eye on Catholic voters if you want to know what will happen in November.
(RNS) — Today, there are prophetic voices on almost every issue: pro-life prophets and feminist prophets. How can we judge true from false?
(RNS) — We cheered for black athletes, we welcomed a few blacks to our schools and workplaces, but we still live separate lives in our gated communities.