Last week, Pope Francis appointed three priests as auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles. One of them is the popular host of Word on Fire (and rector of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary), Fr.
Is a split emerging between "economic progressives" and "racial justice progressives"?
The American Prospect's Rachel M. Cohen approached the subject in a recent post responding to an article written by Dara Lind of Vox about Bernie Sanders' controversial response to Black Lives Matter protestors at Netroots Nation, a progressive political convention held two weekends ago.
The death penalty is a grim topic. It's taking a forceful act of my will to set me to the task of writing about it. But a few events have converged, one involving me slightly, and I want to tell you.
Review: French filmmakers turn a light on the reality of immigration in their county in the thoroughly engaging film "Samba."
Of all the shallow minded posturing going on today here in the US, nothing matches that of those GOP presidential "candidates" who have simply dismissed the UN Security Council approved Iran nuclear weapons agreement. Some did without even reading summaries of the agreement.
If not this, then what? Bomb Iran?
On Saturday, a group of scholars and activists will convene at Chicago Theological Seminary to discuss, "Women in the Catholic Church: What Francis Needs to Know."
According to the forum's website, "it is an optimistic time for the Catholic Church, especially in anticipation of Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September. There is concern, however, that Pope Francis and other church leaders have a blind spot when it comes to women."
A recent segment on "The Rachel Maddow Show" features the testimony of an Alaskan Daughters of Charity nun named Sr. Mary Peter Diaz and how it helped defeat a Koch Brothers-led effort to deny health care expansion in the state.
"Married priests and women deacons should be reintroduced as soon as possible. That would bring new dynamism to the church," Dietmar Winkler, the future dean of Salzburg University's Catholic theological faculty, told the Austrian daily Salzburger Nachrichten in an interview during the Salzburg Festival.
He said he could not see why men who feel called to the priesthood should be forced to remain celibate. Asceticism, which religious feel called to, is a charism that could not be forced on people, Winkler said.
NCR Today: A Christian group against poverty and hunger asked U.S. presidential candidates how they would help if elected.