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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LGBTQ Catholics closely watching Supreme Court case on adoption

LGBTQ Catholics are still processing the recent denial of church blessings to people in same-sex unions. Many are also watching a Supreme Court case that continues a national debate over LGBTQ rights versus claims of religious liberty.

Will religious progressives have real political impact?

Even as the Republican Party and a beleaguered Christian right struggle to find a path forward after Donald Trump's defeat, religious progressives are already redefining the narrative around faith and politics in Washington.


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.