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?
The document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" and its introduction eventually passed by wide margins in separate votes during the second day of the USCCB annual fall meeting.
Synod Cardinal Wilfrid Napier -- one of 13 cardinals said to have signed a letter to Pope Francis criticizing the synod -- said he no longer has concerns.
A NCR investigation of websites and online publications found that roughly 52 percent of Latin-rite archdioceses and dioceses have begun to gather information in some capacity.
"My hope is that he speaks very intensely on the family, that no matter where he goes everybody knows that he came here because of the international [meeting] on the family."
Faith and Justice: The pope has caught the imagination of the world. But most of the bishops' meeting was devoted to mind-numbing housekeeping actions and reports.
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.
During the first day of their summer assembly, the U.S. bishops focused on issues of religious liberty, same-sex marriage, and participation in the U.S. political sphere.
Pope Francis has appointed the first members of the Vatican's new Council for the Economy, including seven lay experts in the fields of business, management and finance.
The Galveston-Houston cardinal said "there's bigger eggs to fry" in the church worldwide than arguments over divorced and remarried Catholics.