More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
The go-ahead to the Dakota Access Pipeline may put the movement "back to square one," but Catholics, citing social teachings, intend to keep in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux.
Eco Catholic: The dawn of Trump's presidency has offered much to rattle the nerves of environmental advocates, who called on Catholics to mobilize their faith into action at all levels.
Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Robert McElroy spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
Brazilian bishops have requested allowing married priests to resume priestly ministry in an "experimental, preliminary" move to counteract the country's priest shortage "catastrophe," says liberation theologian Boff.
The petition, drafted by the Catholic Climate Covenant, appeals for the president-elect "to demonstrate bold leadership" in addressing climate change.
Distinctly Catholic: At a time when the country desperately needs a strong moral voice, the USCCB is fretting about things that don't matter and tepidly addressing the things that do.
Faith and Justice: The November meeting of the USCCB is an opportunity for the bishops to get with the Francis program instead of rubber stamping their same old, tired agenda.
Eco Catholic: The pledges come from seven Catholic organizations on five continents -- the largest joint declaration in the church to date.
Eco Catholic/Field Hospital: "Lowering carbon levels is now imperative to protect the earth," said Bishop Richard Garcia.