Heidi Schlumpf is NCR's national correspondent, based in Chicago. She has three decades of experience covering religion, spirituality, social justice and women's issues, and is the author/editor of three books, including Elizabeth A. Johnson: Questing for God (Liturgical Press, 2016). Schlumpf is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a master’s degree in theological studies from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. She and her husband are members of St. Gertrude Parish in Chicago.

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Sr. Simone Campbell has advice for the 'religious left'

Christians need to hear other people's truths across generations and cultures, including those we may disagree with, said Social Service Sr. Campbell during Summer Spirituality Seminar at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Priest says Twitter 'has dark, demonic side'

Fr. Kevin M. Cusick, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., ignited a firestorm on social media this week with a tweet that asked women to dress modestly at Mass.

Bishops of the United States: the basics

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops numbers and a 2016 survey's deeper dive give a picture of American church leadership.

Conservatives still rule the US bishops' conference

The right-leaning U.S. bishops' conference reflects two papacies in which most appointments included an orthodoxy litmus test. That isn't undone in just six years of a more moderate papacy like that of Francis.