Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
Catholic Church in the United States
NCR Today: I sent a survey to my 27 nieces and nephews, to gather data that could be useful to those ministering to today's American Catholics.
Faith and Justice: During his U.S. trip Pope Francis spoke forcefully about the need to trust the Spirit and to be creative in being an evangelizing presence in the world.
Fascinating information is emerging from the new Pew Research survey on the religious beliefs and practices of Latinos in the United States.
What is a pope to do? That's the question raised by a story Monday in The Washington Post that highlighted a worldwide poll of Catholics. It shows that the faithful around the world (in general -- not everywhere on all issues) are much more progressive than the Vatican on selected issues.