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Catholic Bishops Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

“We are not guided by the latest headlines but by the human tragedies that we see every day in our parishes and programs, where families are torn apart by enforcement actions especially,” said Seattle Auxiliar ...

U.S. Catholic Bishops Grapple with Pope Francis’ Priorities
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

With a controversial Vatican summit on family life just concluded and a papal visit to the U.S. expected in less than a year, the nation’s Catholic bishops on Nov. 10 began taking steps to adapt their agenda t ...

Pope Francis: End the 'Racist and Xenophobic' Approach to Migrants Along U.S.-Mexico Border
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Tuesday waded into the controversy of the wave of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling for an end to racism against migrants and pushing the U.S. to offer greater pr ...

Catholic Bishops Push (Again) on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Catholic bishops returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday with a renewed push for immigration reform. Catholic bishops returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday with a renewed push for imm ...

Can Pope Francis Help 'Reset' Frayed Ties Between Obama and the Catholic Bishops?
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

When President Obama and Pope Francis sit down at the Vatican on Thursday, the meeting may well offer a vision of what could have been for Democrats and the Catholic Church over the last six years: a leader of ...

Pope Francis' First Year: An Assessment
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

After I met Pope Francis during a visit to the Holy See in October, I remarked that if I were choosing a parish based upon the pastor, he would be my pastor. Now, he is the world’s pastor. ...

More Protests Over Koch Gift to Catholic University of America
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

A group of leading Catholic activists and academics has renewed criticism of Catholic University of America over a large gift from the billionaire industrialist and conservative funder Charles Koch, and over a ...

Koch Brothers’ Donation to Catholic University Stirs Protests
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by the Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential su ...

Catholic Bishops' New President Can Help Hierarchy Pivot Toward Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

After serving as vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the past three years, there was little surprise when Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., was elected this week to the top ...

Catholic Bishops Challenged to Adapt to Pope Francis’ Priorities
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

As the U.S. Catholic bishops began their annual fall meeting on Monday, they were directly challenged by Pope Francis’ personal representative to be pastors and not ideologues — the first step of what could be ...

As Catholic Bishops Meet, the 'Francis Effect' Changes Everything
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

When the nation’s Catholic bishops gather on Monday for their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, one of their chief duties will be choosing a new slate of leaders to guide the American hierarchy for the next th ...

Conservatives Shift Tone on Gay Anti-discrimination Bill
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual, and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’s a shift in the political air: Arguments that stand purely on religious grou ...

Vatican Seeks Input from the Pews on Marriage and Family Issues
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

In an unusual move, the Vatican has asked the world’s bishops to quickly canvas the faithful for their views on topics like gay marriage, divorce, and birth control ahead of a major meeting of church leaders s ...

Pope Francis Breathes New Life into Cardinal Bernardin’s Contested Legacy
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but perhaps none so unexpected – and unsettling for conservatives – as the re-emergence of the late Chicago Cardina ...

Faithful Filibuster: Christian Leaders Read Scripture, Exhort Congress to Care
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God,” read Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and one of several Protestant and Catholic leaders who gathered Wednesday to launch “Faithful Filibuster.” ...

Conservatives Promote House Bill to Protect Opponents of Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — a belief, they say, that is held in increasing contempt. ...

Donations Recover at Controversial Catholic Charity
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Fundraising for the flagship anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops is slowly recovering after being battered by the recession and sharp attacks on its mission. Fundrai ...

Economic Justice for All
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops held their annual meeting this week. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops held their annual meeting this week.  Most items on the agenda ...

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S. Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the danger ...

Stop the Raids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

For the past several weeks, Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago has been conducting a national tour promoting immigration reform, primarily speaking at Latino evangelical churches around the country. ...

New Nukes Trounced
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Congress refused - for a second time - to fund the Bush administration's demand for a new nuclear weapon system, the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). Last week, ...