Emily Burke is a senior at Creighton University, with double majors in sociology and justice and society, as well as triple minors in theology, sustainability studies and graphic design.

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Study: Most US Catholic bishops kept silent on Francis' climate change push

In more than 12,000 columns by U.S. bishops between 2014 and 2019 — the period directly before and after the publication of Pope Francis' social encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" — only 93 mentioned climate change, global warming or their equivalent at all.


Predicting how US bishops' conference will treat Biden, based on their criticism of Obama and Trump

Commentary: Our research about the disparities in how the bishops' conference publicly discussed Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama leads us to anticipate that church leaders may be more overtly critical and less overtly praising of Biden moving forward.