Scripture for Life: The thing about genuine conversion or metanoia is that we can't plan it. It is God's offer in a particular moment of history — a grace of insight that shakes us up and turns us around. All we can do is be open to it.
We say: Protecting the environment for future generations and ensuring equitable solutions for those most vulnerable to climate change are matters of justice on which Catholics must speak and act in the follow-up to COP26.
We say: The fact that the bishops passed a bland document that mostly ignores the issue of politicians and Communion will likely be seen by many on the right as capitulation and a loss. Progressives could rack it up as a win. But this is not a win.
After more than a year of intense debate on a document originally intended to target pro-choice Catholic politicians like President Biden, the U.S. bishops approved a milquetoast text summarizing teaching on Communion.