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."
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Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Robert McElroy spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis knows that only with the heart of the Gospel, God's mercy, can the church find new life, and the Jubilee Year got the message out.
Simply Spirit: Aside from the usual suspects -- laity and nuns -- bishops are exercising prophetic leadership in opposing the massive deportation of refugees.