Making A Difference: It is crucial for Christians to enter the voting booth with a well-formed conscience based on Gospel values.
Distinctly Catholic: As they prepare for their plenary session in November, the bishops need to start thinking through two issues if they want to be both serious and successful in their defense of religious liberty.
Distinctly Catholic: I have questions for the bishops as the USCCB meets this week in California, on the topics of religious liberty, LGBT issues, immigration and the bishops' conference itself.
Grace on the Margins: A Church for Our Daughters group says the Roman Catholic hierarchy's doctrine on gender and sexuality is leading to an exodus of young women from the church.
NCR Today: The U.S. bishops created an expanded notion of religious liberty and have contributed dramatically to our nation's polarization by latching on to a technical and arcane issue.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis is known for preaching the compassion and mercy of God, but he can be pretty tough on priests and bishops.
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
Young Voices: Students and organizations like Interfaith Youth Core are taking on prejudice and misunderstanding between religious groups with direct, social actions.
NCR Today: The archdiocese said the list includes clergy and religious who "have allegations that are either admitted, established or determined to be credible."
Young Voices: There is a real divide in the church between pro-life champions and social justice activists. But Catholics in particular can do something about it.