Ignatian Solidarity Network educates, inspires young immigration activists

As the Ignatian Solidarity Network celebrates its 15th anniversary, there are signs that the organization is emerging as one of the most significant and innovative Catholic social justice organizations in the country.


Why Catholic bishops need a year of abstinence on preaching about sexuality

If Catholic bishops hope to reclaim their moral credibility after revelations about covering up clergy sexual abuse, church leaders should take a year of abstinence from preaching about sex and gender.


Will Catholic voters make Joe Biden the next president?

Commentary: It's hard to imagine Joe Biden brushing off white Catholics at a time when two iconic institutions in their lives — the church and the factory — have been brought low by very different forces.


A 'political town with pastoral needs' anticipates a new archbishop

The ecosystem of secular and church politics makes the Archdiocese of Washington unique. Navigating it will require a deft leader who can serve rural stretches, wealthy enclaves, gentrifying neighborhoods, racially and ethnically diverse communities, and a remarkable spectrum of Catholic thinkers and activists.