We say: Pope Francis has a list of things he'd like to see in new bishops, and we hope papal ambassadors will keep them in mind.
We say: Pope Francis wants the church's leaders to smell like their sheep. Critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development seem to want a sanitized and odorless church.
We say: It's been six months since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the wheels of justice continue to grind, but slowly.
We say: Maybe we're OK with concessions in time of war, but we still have questions as we ponder the capabilities of the state to mine personal information.
We say: The grand notion we Americans have of ourselves can make us blind to the fact that we may not be everything we say we are.
Editorial: One lingering question after a triennial meeting of some 800 Catholic sisters: Can the most educated women religious in church history determine their own course?
We say: It's time for the United States to discover its own courage in confronting the ugly truth of relations with Ríos Montt.
We say: Years of elaborate deceptions by Catholic leaders are hardly avenged if the response is more cunning deception by civil society.
The "church of accidents" Pope Francis described to the Argentine bishops sounds much like the one U.S. Catholic sisters have been building. But what has been their reward?
But should the NRA and some elected officials succeed in blocking its ratification, they will put the U.S. in league with Iran, Syria and North Korea.