Faith and Justice: On immigration, the bishops, unlike politicians, show their concern for the poor and their clear attention to the root causes of the crisis.
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Faith and Justice: Watching the U.S. Catholic bishops and the Obama administration fight each other has been a depressing experience. The two are natural allies on many issues.
Faith and Justice: The church has had problems with finances since Jesus appointed Judas to take care of the purse. Will the recent reforms of the Vatican bank solve things?
Faith and Justice: The work of reforming the Roman Curia is not easy, but it is going well, two members of the Council of Cardinals say.
Faith and Justice: The bishops are celebrating this decision as a victory for religious freedom, but it may be used against them by lower courts.
Faith and Justice: There is little beautiful or inspiring in the new instrumentum laboris. If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
Faith and Justice: The goal of the White House order is laudable, but it remains to be seen how the bishops and the church will handle it.
Faith and Justice: The U.S. bishops feel besieged by their opponents in the culture wars, an attitude that could carry over into their statement on political responsibility.
Faith and Justice: "Cardinal Dolan misses what Pope Francis sees so clearly: The growth of inequality everywhere ... is a result of American-style capitalism," one theologian said.
Faith and Justice: The pope gave the press lots to write about after Francis held a free-wheeling press conference aboard an airplane again.