Grace on the Margins: Evidence suggests the bishops threw under the bus the needs of immigrants and refugees for the sake of an anti-abortion, anti-LGBT, right-wing religious liberty agenda.
Distinctly Catholic: If the political opposition is smart, which is a big if, they will emulate FDR in drawing on Catholic social doctrine's moral and intellectual framework.
Distinctly Catholic: USSCB's behavior regarding the announcement of its working group to promote advocacy for immigrants raises some suspicions about the conference's motivations.
Just Catholic: It's not just about elections. It is also about mundane issues. There's a lot of "that's mine and you can't have it" going around.
NCR Today: USCCB meeting; Fr. Richard Rohr opens Call to Action; Transition to a Trump presidency; Crisis in an Indian Catholic church
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.
Archbishop Kurtz: "We bishops and all who serve the Lord need also to open our hearts to the joy that others will give to us. Joy and love are not only to be given but also to be received."
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.
Distinctly Catholic: The USCCB has been largely pursuing a culture warrior agenda that has served the Church very badly, tempting some Catholics to give up on the conference.
Distinctly Catholic: The video and statements by USCCB president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz about the U.S. presidential election are puzzling and disturbing.