Rumors of the demise of the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” were not just exaggerated. They have been proved wrong. The goal now is to ensure the reform functions as designed. Whatever the law’s flaws -- and there are many -- it is a big improvement on the status quo. The lasting legacy of Obamacare
Cardinal George Pell's testimony before Australia's Royal Commission investigating child abuse in public institutions coupled with his moving to the Vatican for an important financial post has lead to much analysis and rumination in the church down under. The first three articles come from Eureka Street, a Jesuit-run media site.
- Commission hearings' trail of collateral devastation
- Church honours market over Gospel in abuse cases
- Deeper dysfunction behind the Ellis case
- St. Mary’s was not overflowing at Cardinal George Pell’s farewell. The music was magnificent and 20 bishops followed the candles and banners in procession. But the governor general, prime minister and premier were somewhere else for the night. Rows of stack-away chairs stood empty. A cup of tea with the cardinal: what George Pell did in the Ellis case
- Cleaning up the post-George Pell parish in Sydney
A must-read for devotees of Pope John XXIII: John XXIII’s secret “escapes” from the Vatican
Fordham panel: "The Business of Justice" -- Innovation is key in today's fight for social justice
Zambia -- President calls out bishop who allowed civil society organizations, the church and opposition members to meet on church grounds to discussion constitution drafts. President to bishop: "I’ll Sort You Out"
Catholic Leaders Pressure For Immigration Reform With Religious Act in Border Between Arizona and Mexico. A stunning photo of Bishop Kicanas distributing Communion through border wall.
Albany, N.Y. -- Bishop Hubbard: Budget doesn't help those who need it most
Commentary -- Recharging the Catholic Church’s social justice tradition By Edward Cuddy
Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.