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Signs of the Times

In Advent, we hope and wait. Climate change doesn’t lend itself to either.

By Thomas Reese — November 28, 2022
(RNS) — Advent is supposed to be a time of anticipation and hope, but the threat of global warming brings me anxiety and fear.
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If American history read like the Bible

By Thomas Reese — November 8, 2022
(RNS) — If the Bible exposes the flaws of our spiritual forefathers, why should American history cover up the failings of our founders?

Synod on Synodality: Where has it been and where is it going?

By Thomas Reese — November 1, 2022
(RNS) — To win Francis’ support, liberals need to show their reforms allow the church to better proclaim the gospel.

It’s inflation, stupid

By Thomas Reese — October 25, 2022
(RNS) — What overstimulated the economy, child tax credits or multimillionaires who wanted a bigger mansion?

Change is not easy in the Catholic Church, whether Vatican II or Pope Francis

By Thomas Reese — October 17, 2022
(RNS) — My heart goes out to the seminarians who are going through the current trauma of change under Pope Francis, because I went through the same trauma after Vatican II.

A welcoming church enhances communion and participation

By Thomas Reese — October 11, 2022
(RNS) — People want the church to be a home for the wounded and broken, not an institution for the perfect.

People of faith should vote their values. They should be poll workers to save democracy.

By Thomas Reese — October 4, 2022
(RNS) — It is time for believers to do their civic duty by becoming poll workers.

Synod on Synodality had its doubters, but it’s proving to be balm for ‘enduring wounds’

By Thomas Reese — September 27, 2022
(RNS) — Many wounds reported by laity are inflicted not by individuals but by the institution itself.

King Charles should continue speaking about global warming

By Thomas Reese — September 19, 2022
(RNS) — If the royal family is going to be relevant for the 21st century, it needs to help the world face the most important crisis of the century.

The leadership lessons of Queen Elizabeth and Christ the King

By Thomas Reese — September 12, 2022
(RNS) — We still long for a powerful leader who shows humility and a commitment to duty and service.

Pope Francis’ big gamble: The Synod on Synodality

By Thomas Reese — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — Will the synod succeed in bringing greater unity to the church, or will it result in greater conflict and division?

Why Christian nationalism is un-Christian

By Thomas Reese — August 29, 2022
(RNS) — We can love the U.S. and recognize the sin of slavery, the genocide against Native peoples and our role in global warming.

Reform of Vatican Curia to be considered at meeting of cardinals

By Thomas Reese — August 23, 2022
(RNS) — As the cardinals discuss curial reforms, they will also be thinking about who among them might be the next pope.
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