NCR Today: Former papal nuncio to Dominican Republic defrocked; Bishops and (civil) marriage equality; Gay and proud in the Philippines.
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.
It's "getting difficult" for Catholics to partner with the government in providing social services because of laws like a federal mandate requiring contraceptive services.
At an event on the "Francis Factor" on Tuesday, the panelists repeatedly shifted attention away from the pope and onto Jesus.
Kim Daniels, the first person to become spokesperson for the president of the USCCB, left by her own choice earlier this year, the conference said.