Distinctly Catholic: That Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is convoking a diocesan synod to consider how to embrace Amoris Laetitia is both good news and important news.
NCR Today: Religious leaders engaged in political rhetoric need “to have conversations in a prophetic mode that don’t become injurious.”
The Field Hospital: San Diego bishop sees border as "place which unites us"; Wash. volunteers assist low-income seniors with chores; Boise diocese shares Christianity with public high school students.
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.
Pope Francis is bringing "a sense of mercy, a sense of joy, a sense of accepting people where they are" to the church, Bishop Robert McElroy says.
The 12 general points touched on a desire for clearer communication from pastors on the meaning of marriage, among other topics.
A robust discussion broke out as U.S. bishops wrestled with how their priorities going forward might reflect those set forth by Pope Francis.
In 2013, more than 154,000 Catholics married in the church. For many, the decision is simple, the process smooth. But not all couples share that experience.
Americans of all stripes bemoan political polarization. For people who claim to derive their political values from their religious traditions, polarization raises vexing questions. More than perhaps any other group, faithful Catholics struggle to reconcile their church's teachings with the platforms of the two major parties.
During what one participant described as an "explosive" meeting, the San Francisco archdiocese's Council of Priests addressed Fr. Joseph Illo's changes to Star of the Sea parish.