Sister Teresa Maya, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speak at the "Overcoming Polarization" conference at Georgetown University in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
A conference on “Overcoming Polarization Through Catholic Social Thought” focused on achieving civil discourse in the church and in U.S. society.
Matt Malone, S.J. Apr 20, 2018
Unless we are willing to admit that, then the situation will only get worse.
Dialogue in politics is increasingly rare and needed more than ever.
Hosffman Ospino Apr 20, 2018
About two-thirds of people born in the United States live in their own homes. Immigrants also have a strong record of homeownership: About half of the 42.3 million foreign-born people in our nation live in their own homes.
Holly Taylor Coolman May 12, 2015
One of the more demanding and absorbing conversations I have been part of was a recent discussion of polarization in the American Catholic Church.
Pope Francis' repeated invitations to practice mercy and charity have become the focus of efforts to defuse the widespread polarization that has wracked society and has crossed into Catholic circles.
Catholics are called "to become missionary disciples, to go out of our comfort zone."
Matt Malone, S.J. Dec 27, 2019
The values that have guided this country through more than 200 years should not be and cannot be up for debate, Matt Malone, S.J., writes in his 'Of Many Things' column.
Photo: the Hank Center at Loyola University Chicago
Bishop McElroy said that Catholics must embrace “the virtues of solidarity, compassion, integrity, hope and peace-building.”
Necessary change can happen during tumult, argues the veteran activist George Lakey, while tranquility can keep unjust conditions in place. (iStock/PeopleImages)
Nathan Schneider Jan 14, 2019
Polarized times tempt danger, such as the very real authoritarian surge happening around the world right now. But necessary changes often take place during periods of tumult, not tranquility.

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