John Gehring is Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life and author of The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope's Challenge to the American Catholic Church.

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White Christians' voting patterns are an indictment of churches

Commentary: White Christians stuck with Donald Trump in large numbers; Catholic institutions must do some soul-searching about the persistence of racism in our church, political formation and cultural assumptions.

As election nears, Black and Latinx Catholics work for political inclusion

While media focus on white Catholics in swing states, Black and Latinx Catholics are asserting their own political voice amid protests for racial justice and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

William Barr, nation's top lawyer, is a culture warrior Catholic

The attorney general's admirers cheer his commitment to religious freedom, but critics say that commitment is selective and ideologically driven. The pro-life movement embraces him — yet he reinstated federal executions.


Mothers in sanctuary, living in churches for over two years, endure isolation

Commentary: As millions of Americans adjust to social isolation brought on by the coronavirus, two women, undocumented immigrants in Columbus, Ohio, have spent more than two years living in seclusion.