Panelists for "Taking Measure of the 'Biden Effect' " joined the intensifying debate within the U.S. church about whether the Catholic president should be barred from Communion over his support for legal abortion.
A new initiative by the Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities umbrella organization encourages funders to sign a pledge to review their own internal safeguarding policies, as well as that of their grantee partners.
Scholars and others spoke with NCR about Polish alienation from the church, related to the hierarchy's alliance with the authoritarian ruling party, attacks on the LGBTQ community, and clergy sex abuse.
Commentary: It's easy to see the problem of abuse as a lack of effective rules to root out bad actors. But I suggest that we take a medical metaphor for our lead. What's going on in the organism of the church?
Distinctly Catholic: As the cardinal-archbishop of the nation's capital, Wilton Gregory becomes face of the Catholic Church in the political sphere and the natural point man for dealing with the incoming Biden administration.