News Analysis

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse.
Bill McGarvey, Simcha Fisher October 01, 2018
A conversation between Simcha Fisher and Bill McGarvey, two columnists for America. They discuss the Kavanaugh hearing and more via email.
Thomas J. Reese September 14, 2018
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., has done the right thing.
In this Nov. 16, 2015 file photo, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., listens to remarks at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Gerard O’Connell September 13, 2018
Since dropping his bombshell letter, the archbishop has gone into hiding, making intermittent statements to those news outlets who share his opposition to Francis.
Thomas J. Reese September 10, 2018
Many Catholic bishops and priests are frustrated by the continued coverage of the sex abuse crisis in the media. They believe they have fixed the problem and the church should be able to move on.
Brandon Sanchez September 07, 2018
Since hearings began on Sept. 4, they have been marked by daily interruptions—in the audience and from the dais.