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Catholic bishops fight Biden but affirm his election

By Thomas Reese — January 20, 2022
(RNS) — Catholic bishops show that people can disagree with the president without buying into the big lie. 

Mark, a Gospel for Ordinary Time

By Thomas Reese — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — Of the four Gospel writers, Mark is the one you would not want to invite to dinner. But he is the one who will challenge you to listen more carefully and to think more deeply about Jesus.

Earth: One of God’s failed experiments?

By Thomas Reese — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — God gives us every chance, but we may be blowing it.

The Holy Family at risk

By Thomas Reese — December 27, 2021
(RNS) — Christmas tells us to see the Holy Family in the refugees and immigrants in our midst.

Get vaccinated, get a booster

By Thomas Reese — December 23, 2021
(RNS) — We’re all suffering from COVID fatigue, but we know what to do to end it.

Public funding of religious schools is coming. The first lesson is compromise.

By Thomas Reese — December 14, 2021
(RNS) — What religious schools need more than anything is something like the Pell Grants that are available to low-income college students.

Someone is killing Republicans and Trump voters

By Thomas Reese — December 8, 2021
(RNS) — It is up to conservative leaders to save their own. 

America sacramentalizes guns as God’s gift to the good. This is heresy.

By Thomas Reese — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Recent high-profile murder cases show America's gun culture overwhelming its ability to protect its citizens.

Happy New Year, it’s Advent

By Thomas Reese — November 26, 2021
(RNS) — The feast of Jesus' birth began by co-opting a pagan holiday. Today, it has been co-opted by pagan capitalism.

At USCCB meeting, American bishops ignore real problems while debating minutiae

By Thomas Reese — November 18, 2021
(RNS) — The church and the world are on fire, but you would not know it watching the bishops’ meeting.

Think we’re living through the Apocalypse? So did first-century Christians

By Thomas Reese — November 15, 2021
(RNS) — If the apocalyptic writers were alive today, they would no doubt draw from the imagery of nuclear war, global warming, melting ice caps, falling asteroids and pandemics.

Gomez, painting Catholics as victims, goes after his woke oppressors

By Thomas Reese — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — Archbishop Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, attacked movements of ‘social justice,’ ‘wokeness,’ ‘identity politics,’ ‘intersectionality’ and ‘successor ideology’ as pseudo-religions.

Caught between hope and despair on climate change

By Thomas Reese — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — One source of hope is religious leaders’ almost unanimous support for taking action.

California bishops should ask, ‘What would Junipero Serra do?’

By Thomas Reese — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — Junipero Serra, a Franciscan priest canonized by Pope Francis in 2015, has become the center of a firestorm in California where he was a Spanish missionary for 15 years beginning in 1768.

What will President Biden and Pope Francis talk about?

By Thomas Reese — October 27, 2021
(RNS) — This will not be a pastoral meeting between the pope and one of the Catholic faithful. This is a meeting between the president of the United States and an influential world leader. 
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