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FaithOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Statements that refer to “the bishops” often belie a diverse and complex reality.
Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn is pictured in a 2001 photo in Washington. He died June 22 at age 88 in San Francisco (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec).
FaithIn All Things
The Editors
The archbishop's articles covered issues as diverse as the priesthood, the legalization of abortion and ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics.
FaithIn All Things
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In many respects, the U.S. Army and the Catholic Church could not be more dissimilar institutions. Both have radically different missions, divergent access to resources, and, seemingly, heterogeneous cultures.
FaithIn All Things
Peter M. J. Stravinskas
Father Ryan contends that the bishops were just “worn down” by the Holy See and so caved in. I disagree.
FaithFeatures
Avery Dulles
The church must protect the community from harm, but it must also protect the human rights of each individual who may face an accusation.
Catholic bishops are meeting in Baltimore this week for their annual fall meeting, where the agenda includes an address from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the USCCB, updates from working groups on racism and immigration as well as elections for heads of various subcommittees. The bishops as a body have been vocal in recent months about a range of political and social issues, from tax reform to gun control, as well as internal church politics. Some of these issues are sure to come up during their meeting.