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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Buffalo shooting should be a wake-up call for white Catholics

Catholics are the inheritors of a tradition that long perpetuated white supremacy as religiously sanctioned. Too many white Catholics with money and power mock "wokeism" on the left rather than fight systemic racism.


Catholic moral tradition more nuanced than anti-abortion slogans or extreme bills

Analysis: How do Catholic moral theologians, Catholic health care ethicists and Catholic women who view themselves as pro-life think about the more extreme anti-abortion restrictions now making headlines?

Napa, Koch funding sparks backlash from Notre Dame professors

Timothy Busch and the Napa Institute's latest foray into Catholic higher education — funding a new lecture series at Notre Dame — is sparking a backlash from professors at the university, according to interviews with faculty over the past two months.

Seminarian immersion program yields a harvest of pastoral experience

In the Yakima Diocese, men studying to be priests are not only expected to study theology, philosophy and biblical exegesis, but also spend part of their summer learning from and ministering to migrants in the fields.