The Church Visible

Mary Ann Walsh April 01, 2015
To evoke lively conversations, ask why so many Catholics no longer go to Mass. Some people will cite doctrinal issues like birth control, divorce and remarriage, and sexual mores. Others will speak of their experiences of the church as irrelevant to their lives. Others will cite church scandals; and
Mary Ann Walsh February 17, 2015
How do we attract more Hispanics, especially women, into religious communities?
Mary Ann Walsh December 23, 2014
Preparation for the October 2015 Synod on the Family may help the U.S. church face pressing problems.The church faces a challenge of disunity, some of it from polarization. Threats to unity have crept into the church from adversarial politics that permeate cultural warfare and political skirmishes r
Mary Ann Walsh November 05, 2014
For decades, religious orders built schools and hospitals, not retirement programs.
Mary Ann Walsh September 24, 2014
The Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, October 5-19 in Rome, addresses “The pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelization.” It is preparation for the 2015 ordinary synod and it’s time to address the situation of divorced and remarrie