Analysis: Theologians and clergy gathered for the 2021 Black Catholic Theological Symposium at the University of Notre Dame Oct. 7-9; speakers affirmed the activism of Black Lives Matter and called for an embrace of an "authentically Black and radical" Catholic tradition.
Religious social justice groups play a vital role in helping workers to fight against wage theft, the failure to pay workers what they are legally due. Program leaders say actions by faith communities and individuals can make a difference.
The Napa Institute announced plans to expand its work to include programs on priestly formation and a lecture series at the University of Notre Dame, during its summer conference July 22-24 at a spa resort in California.
Pope Francis may have considerable work ahead of him in his efforts to get the American Catholic hierarchy to embrace his priorities. But he does have opportunities in episcopal appointments on the horizon.