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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Politicizing Biden's faith is pastoral malpractice

Bishops have every right to challenge Catholic politicians on abortion. Deploying Communion as a bludgeon to selectively sanction elected officials on a single issue is not the answer. 

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.