President Trump cannot have the Catholic endorsement

Commentary: In this article, originally published on U.S. Catholic and then removed without notice, Stephen Schneck says there should be righteous engagement from the church on social justice issues, but, let's not see any hints of partisanship among those in Roman collars or those in bishops' mitres. 


Rubio's 'common-good capitalism' considered

Commentary: Sen. Marco Rubio is making a telling pivot by invoking Catholic social teaching, but his points look much like the nationalist populism advocated today by the U.S. president and others.


Vatican's financial critique failed to address structural flaws, systemic rewards

Commentary: Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones is a sharp and pointed rebuke to the excesses of the "free" market, but it fails to address how engaging in market activity changes the way we think or to admit the system, not just individuals, is sinful.

Respecting, protecting differences of conscience strengthens health care

Commentary: In the spring of 2009, President Obama nominated Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Some conservative Catholics objected to the nomination because of Sebelius’ pro-choice stance on abortion, but many of us defended her, noting Sebelius’ successful tenure as governor of Kansas, and arguing that her position on abortion, whether we agreed with it or not, did not disqualify her from public office.