Retired Bishop John Ricard says black Catholic leaders are looking for ways to address the violence and racism that were on full display during the early July shootings.
Birmingham, Ala. -- The U.S. has come a long way in addressing the racial divide, but recent social unrest proves that there is more work to do.
Commentary: What is an authentically Catholic response to the Black Lives Matter movement, mass incarceration, abuse of police power and de-facto segregation in many public schools and communities?
In a 19-page reflection, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill., said he twice had been the victim of what he considered to be unjust police attitudes.
The perplexing situation at a small parish in southern Illinois recently caught the attention of the mighty Washington Post. In a long opinion piece, Melinda Henneberger regrets that the parish's beloved pastor was ousted in 2012, and it appears there's nothing anybody, including Pope Francis, can do to end the ensuing turmoil.