The bishops' conference hopes to collaborate with the new administration on comprehensive immigration reform. The bishops have no formal stance on President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
Fr. Tom Reese's essay looks at rural and blue-collar voters and the big-city billionaire they put into office. Will they now expect him to keep his promises?
Retired Archbishop Patrick Flores, 87, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure Jan. 9 at Padua Place Residence for retired priests in San Antonio.
Stronger collaboration among leading Catholic organizations is ahead as they address long-standing human needs and strive to ensure that the work of the church prospers.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.
Simply Spirit: Aside from the usual suspects -- laity and nuns -- bishops are exercising prophetic leadership in opposing the massive deportation of refugees.
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.
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
The Field Hospital: Catholic Leadership Institute runs training programs for clergy and parish staff, developing business-oriented leadership skills reshaped for parish life.
Catholic parishes in the most immigrant-rich part of California are heeding Pope Francis' call to treat migrants with "charity and cooperation."