Distinctly Catholic: The best reason not to invite Donald Trump to be graduation speaker is that such an invitation would help normalize his presidency and its threat to democracy.
After months of intense debate, the University of Notre Dame announced that Vice President Mike Pence will be the main graduation speaker this spring.
Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the "senseless acts of mass vandalism."
Some conservatives miffed. President Trump won't revoke an Obama executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination based on "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."
Archbishop Charles Chaput is pushing Notre Dame University to invite President Donald Trump, saying the school's president needs to give him a chance to engage with Catholics and to be heard.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Philip Bochanski says Courage feels supported by Pope Francis' encouragement to accompany those "with same-sex attraction" on their spiritual journeys.
Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
Distinctly Catholic: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz's last presidential address as leader of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, like his tenure, was a missed opportunity.
Choice for president will send a message about whether the episcopate "is sticking to its old playbook or is deciding for dramatic change," says one observer.
St. Augustine: "Rome fell. America might. Augustine helps us understand and respond," tweeted Catholic writer Ryan Anderson.