We say: Our enthusiasm for the model that Amoris Laetitia gives us does not blind us to the challenges our church faces.
We say: The bishops in the crowd that met in the California high school showed what the “accompaniment” so often advocated by Francis actually looks like.
We say: We are at a crucial point when it comes to the issue of clergy sex abuse. Yes, the buck stops with Pope Francis, but the burden is also on everyone inside the Vatican to address it.
We say: Repealing the Johnson Amendment would inevitably tarnish the church by subjecting it even more to the temptation to politicize the Gospel.
We say: Recent cases bolster arguments that the Supreme Court should reconsider not only its ruling on midazolam, but on all executions, no matter what methods are used.
We say: President Donald Trump is forcing us to consider ourselves in ways and at levels unprecedented in modern U.S. politics.
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.
We say: Obama's eight years as president will be a major chapter in presidential history. Despite the opposition he faced, his record over two terms is impressive.
We say: The martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother forces U.S. Catholics, to confront the complicity of our culture — and by extension, of each of us — in his martyrdom.
We say: We owe it to ourselves to take control of what we can within our own homes and on the screens of the increasing numbers of devices we consult constantly.