Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
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Faith and Justice: After the Iowa caucuses, how will Catholics vote in the Republican and Democratic primaries? Catholic voters make a difference in presidential primaries, for both parties.
Faith and Justice: Having written extensively on Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, I decided it was time to see how I could implement it in my life.
Faith and Justice: Perhaps as early as March, Pope Francis will issue his much-anticipated document on the family. Will he take many recommendations from the draft or present his own vision?
Faith and Justice: The weakness of the conservative cause was shown by its need to use power when persuasion failed, but the liberal Catholic voice has never been successfully organized in the U.S.
Faith and Justice: I have some sympathy with what conservatives are experiencing today because I went through a similar experience in the late 1960s.
Faith and Justice: The year of mercy reminds us that mercy is not only shown by God. It should also be shown by us. We who have experienced mercy must in turn grant it to others.
Faith and Justice: All who suffer persecution deserve our compassion. Singling out one group for special treatment is not consistent with either our American or Christian values.
Faith and Justice: Advent, my favorite time in the liturgical year, looks to the future. Because Advent is about the future, it is also about hope.
Faith and Justice: The Vatican appears to be responding from the wrong playbook to the leaking of confidential documents. It is acting like a state rather than a church.