The general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
As the United States prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving — a holiday that American legend traces back to a dinner between Native Americans and bedraggled, immigrant pilgrims — some of the country’s top political leaders are calling to block the arrival of Syrian refugees, would-be immigrants fleeing chaos and possible death in the Middle East, a situation some think the U.S. helped create.
Faith and Justice: The USCCB approved an amended version of "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." I asked a number of theologians, what should the USCCB do next time?
NCR Today: Catch up on USCCB fall meeting coverage; Pope cries out for welcoming church; Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics; and more
Distinctly Catholic: Looking back over the last two days, four moments stand out: two moments demonstrate what is good about the bishops’ conference, and two moments highlight real problems.
Distinctly Catholic: There is a question hanging over this plenary meeting of the U.S. bishops: Did Pope Francis come here two months ago?
Highlighting Pope Francis’s instructions to the hierarchy, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, USCCB president, opened the body’s annual fall meeting with a reflection on the upcoming year of mercy.
Faith and Justice: A draft of the bishops' conference's strategic priorities for 2017-2020 was approved, but some questioned whether those priorities are consistent with those of Francis.
Faith and Justice: The upcoming USCCB committee chairs election will present American bishops with clear choices that will indicate the conference's direction for the next few years.
NCR Today: Exclusive interview with one of the actors from the film "Spotlight"; NCR's investigation into the costs of the sex abuse crisis; USCCB's Nov. fall meeting; and more