When I looked at a U.S. map, I realized that I did not know the South. More than that, the South made me nervous. So, I said to myself, if I want to "bridge divides," maybe I should start with the divides within myself.
If Congress doesn't act, 600,000 mothers, infants and small children are at risk of being waitlisted or removed from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, by Nov. 17. Catholics must show up for this issue.
The nature of the synodal assembly — bishops, laywomen and men, religious, priests and deacons, with the pope, dialoguing and voting equally — highlights that we all are journeying together, says Cardinal Robert McElroy.
With the passing of Richard Gaillardetz Nov. 7, the U.S. Catholic Church has lost a passionate witness of faith. A theologian with an impressive corpus of writing, Rick also loved the church deeply and was a mentor to many.