Distinctly Catholic: I share Francis' criticisms of neo-liberalism. But, as someone recently told me, "It aimed at a moral ideal. What will replace it might be very dark and dangerous."
Special feature: The Chicago archbishop has "got a lot of work to do" to revitalize this sprawling bastion of U.S. Catholicism.
Immigration Pardons: People Improving Communities Through Organizing (PICO) is currently circulating a petition to deliver to the White House Dec. 15 urging the Obama administration to grant pardons immigrants in the country without legal documentation and people with nonviolent, federal drug offenses serving prison sentences. It is also urging local elected officials, governors, mayors and churches across the country to take steps to designate themselves sanctuaries, protecting immigrants from deportation, in response to President-elect Donald Trump promises to deport 2 to 3 million immigrants without documentation.
Eco Catholic: The students plan to call their elected representatives in Congress Friday to prevent an appointment of Myron Ebell, a known climate skeptic.
Faith and Justice: Predicting turnout of voters is very difficult and Clinton underperfomed in comparison with Obama with some groups whom the pundits expected her to do better.
Eco Catholic: "We recognize that the religious freedom of Indigenous Peoples involves the safeguarding of the traditional lands," the letter read.
Simply Spirit: I promise to be there for you when Trump's policies try to make lunchmeat of us all. Because we are all in this together.
Promising to make Obamacare go away, as President-elect Donald Trump did repeatedly, and actually figuring out how to do it, are two very different things.
Across Germany, Poland, France and Russia, bishops, prelates and other commentators offered contrasting outlooks on Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election.
Distinctly Catholic: The Democrats' path ahead is currently obscured; the sooner they examine what has happened with clear eyes and candor, the sooner they can recover.