Washington: Faced with the prospect of the GOP following through on pledges to repeal health care reform, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops seems to be changing its tune.
Distinctly Catholic: The question of Donald Trump's legitimacy to become president has been raised and deserves to be addressed.
Simply Spirit: Trump's cabinet picks do not bode well. But I take heart in remembering that the majority of Americans voted for a different set of values.
"Patience is a Christian virtue, to be sure. But in the present mean-spirited and divisive political climate, and given the coming disaster on Jan. 20 that we have brought on ourselves, I want to say a good word for impatience," writes Will Willimon, professor of the practice of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School and a retired United Methodist bishop.
Divided we stand: "The political polarization is so extreme and comes from such deep, entrenched places. ... It's really up to we the people to do this work."
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan to read a scripture at inauguration: Dolan chose Wisdom chapter 9, in which Solomon acknowledges that God made humankind "to govern the world in holiness and righteousness and to render judgment in integrity of heart."
Fr. Tom Reese's essay looks at rural and blue-collar voters and the big-city billionaire they put into office. Will they now expect him to keep his promises?
Distinctly Catholic: Donald Trump held his first press conference in months, proving again that he is masterful when it comes to handling the press.
Eco Catholic: Activists held rallies urging officials to deny approval of Cabinet nominees with track records of denying or discounting the scientific consensus on climate change.