Commentary: You might think with Pope Francis making economic justice a centerpiece of his papacy that U.S. bishops would address extreme income inequality. Not so much.
The California Catholic Conference has filed a federal civil rights complaint protesting a state ruling mandating the inclusion of voluntary direct abortion -- including gender selection and late-term abortion -- in California health insurance policies.
"This is a coercive and discriminatory action by the state of California," said Auxiliary Bishop Robert McElroy of San Francisco, who is chair of the Institutional Concerns Committee of the California Catholic Conference, the public advocacy arm of the state's bishops.
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.
Column: We all need to ask ourselves: Do we start with our partisan political bias and then shape our religious views to fit it, or the other way round?