NCR Editorial Staff
We say: As the church lives through a fundamental transition, some who ignored the abuse crisis for decades now seize on it to smear Francis and plant the church of their dreams.
We say: Remarkably, Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI shared a martyrdom that built the bridge that supports a single trajectory, inspired by the Holy Spirit, that will renew the church and reveal again the mystery of Jesus as the engine of history.
We say: The four points outlined by leadership of the bishops' conference are, for the most part, good beginnings. But they won't lead us to the full truth-telling that is needed.
We say: When we lift our rose-colored glasses, we find a fragile economy made even more fragile by the GOP's December 2017 tax plan, along with the "2.0" plan that would cement it.