San Diego Cardinal Robert McElroy sharply criticized the Eternal Word Television Network, the conservative Catholic U.S. media conglomerate, in an interview with Spanish magazine Vida Nueva published on March 24.
One day pastoral associate Aaron Bianco walked into his church office and discovered a spray-painted hate message. Nearly four years later, he received another memorable message — this time at the Vatican, from the pope.
Commentary: In retrospect, I've unwittingly had meaningful encounters with three cardinals-to-be, very unlikely candidates, saying and doing the kinds of things that aspiring cardinal types normally avoid.
Prominent Catholics are criticizing CatholicVote for what they see as a cynical ploy to attack President Biden's record on immigration by casting aspersions on Catholic agencies that assist migrants near the southern border.
Perspective: We don't always hear about Catholic bishops drawing us to the active nonviolence of Jesus. Yet, a pattern is emerging, especially with Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester's recent pastoral letter urging nuclear disarmament.
We say: Protecting the environment for future generations and ensuring equitable solutions for those most vulnerable to climate change are matters of justice on which Catholics must speak and act in the follow-up to COP26.
Bishops approved new guidelines governing financial investments of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that include wider limits on where money would be invested and advance a policy of engagement on corporate practices that impact human dignity.
"This is the work of Jesus Christ," San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said at the Aug. 30 groundbreaking ceremony for the El Centro Homeless Day Center, a collaborative effort set to open before Thanksgiving.
Commentary: There may be a moral obligation to be vaccinated for COVID-19 unless one has a medical contraindication. Such an obligation is grounded in the Gospel's call to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.