Listen: In a special episode of "The Vatican Briefing," Joshua McElwee and Christopher White have an exclusive conversation with Loretto Sr. Jeannine Gramick about her Oct. 17 meeting with Pope Francis. Gramick says the pope "is trying to get us to move forward."
The case of Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik shows the immense structural and cultural change needed to deal with abuse in the church. Even more profound change is needed when it comes to abuse of women, both lay and religious.
Joan Chittister: The sense of "community" in the U.S. is broken in two. How can a nation, an institution, a people, a family function well without the sense of community that carries us through dark and dangerous times?
Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell, the former executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby Network, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden at the White House July 7.
More than 1,000 amendments to a proposed Irish law for adoptees aim to push the bill to more fully address the long-term effects of former practices of secrecy at Catholic and other religious-run institutions.
Book review: The trauma inflicted by the Magdalene laundries lasts to this day. And thanks to the monumentally unwise historical marriage between the Catholic Church and the Irish state, secrecy and denial still prevail.
We say: Network, a Catholic social justice lobby of religious women, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. For five decades, it has tirelessly worked for the common good, and the United States is a better place for it.
My efforts to connect with those who think differently have taught me that the judgments on both sides build walls of division and rancor. The call of Jesus in the Gospel to love one another is very difficult.