President Obama's first salary as a community organizer was paid by a Catholic group and his earliest social justice work was rooted in Catholic social doctrine. So why don't the bishops like him?
The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference -- heralded by some as a bold legal stroke -- could be thwarted on procedural grounds.
Though Pope Francis has done quite a bit in recent months to better the image of the church, Catholic hospitals are hellbent on destroying it. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which issued the directives that resulted in a medical facility's refusal of care to a woman suffering a miscarriage.
I hope the nation's Roman Catholic bishops contemplating the future of the church's public and political engagement notice how the good deeds of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Francis de Sales have inspired people far beyond the confines of Catholicism.
There is a healthy struggle brewing among the nation's Roman Catholic bishops.
At their national conference this week, Catholic bishops should ponder how they transformed a moment of exceptional Catholic unity into an occasion for recrimination and anger.
President Obama's adversaries don't seem to realize they have fallen into a trap, whether the White House set them up intentionally or not.
In an effort to keep a rising legal flood below the chin, the Vatican is prepared to argue that bishops are not employees of the church, therefore the church shouldn't be held responsible for their sometimes nefarious behavior related to allegations of sexual abuse. We're not lawyers, but that seems pretty ridiculous.
First they threatened to take down health care reform over abortion coverage Now they're threatening services to the sick and poor of Washington, DC, over same-sex marriageFirst they threaten health care, now the sick and poor of Washington, D.