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."
Distinctly Catholic: Speaking today with Catholic scholars who study the intersection of religion and politics, it is apparent that the mood is somewhere between fearful and apocalyptic.
Panelists from Catholic University of America, Public Religion Research Institute and Voto Latino spoke Monday about modern Catholics' political leanings, and how that reflects wider populace trends.
Debate Results: Experts Michael Sean Winters spoke to gave Republican Pence the debate win, expressed disappointment with Democrat Kaine.
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
Growing conservative disaffection with Pope Francis appears to be taking a toll on his once Teflon-grade popularity in the U.S., with a new Gallup poll showing the pope's favorability rating among all Americans dropping to 59 percent from a 76 percent peak early last year.
Among conservatives, the drop-off has been especially sharp: Just 45 percent view Francis favorably today, as opposed to 72 percent a year ago.
Column: Is the common narrative about deep divisions within the Republican Party wrong? Maybe it's the Democrats who face the really ideological divisions.
"This is something that religious groups can work with," one person said. "[The] executive order is unprecedented and extreme," said the bishops.
Analysis: The president may have finally found a small patch of middle ground in balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom.
Faith and Justice: The goal of the White House order is laudable, but it remains to be seen how the bishops and the church will handle it.