Catholics must "condemn unequivocally" anti-Muslim prejudice in the United States, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told a national meeting of Muslims and Catholics March 8.
Young Voices: My senior year of high school, I experienced a significant holy disruption to the bubble of white privilege in which I lived.
We say: The bishops in the crowd that met in the California high school showed what the “accompaniment” so often advocated by Francis actually looks like.
Updated with video: The U.S. regional meeting's final statement called all faith communities to declare themselves sanctuaries for the discriminated.
World Meeting of Popular Movements: The call from Bishop Robert McElroy came in response to core aspects of President Donald Trumps' early agenda.
We say: President Donald Trump is forcing us to consider ourselves in ways and at levels unprecedented in modern U.S. politics.
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: Countering Trump's answer, protesters and prelates offered a different vision of our national identity this weekend, one that spoke to the better angels of our nature.
We say: We must dig deep into our Catholic social teachings to re-establish our foundations. We must stand with the working class, the elderly, children and the poor.
Church and labor leaders, including Bishop Robert McElroy and Cardinal Sean O'Malley, discussed consumerism, workers' rights and other issues at the conference "Erroneous Autonomy: The Dignity of Work."