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.
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.
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.
The impending retirement of an "extraordinary" Catholic leader brings to a close her nearly 14 years as head of Catholic Health Association, a tenure that included the often-bruising fight for the Affordable Care Act.