We say: Obama's eight years as president will be a major chapter in presidential history. Despite the opposition he faced, his record over two terms is impressive.
NCR Today: It's no surprise that Donald Trump has invited at least two preachers of the so-called "prosperity gospel" to offer prayers at his inauguration.
Eco Catholic: Will President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency actually protect the environment?
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."