Seventy-two percent of our reader sample told America that, for good or ill, the way their children were welcomed had a critical effect on their own relationship with their parish.
The U.S. bishops have raised some serious concerns about what this proposal says about our national values.
Even though it is no longer a surprise, Pope Francis still makes news with his direct pastoral ministry, as he did in May, going door-to-door to bless homes in a public housing complex in the Roman suburbs.
The violence is brutal, the cruelty extreme and the anti-gay hostility extremely virulent.
The Macron-Le Pen face-off posed a singular challenge to any Catholic trying to make a faith-informed vote.