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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.
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.
Charles J. Chaput
Maybe the devil made me do it, but after reading Bishop (now Cardinal) Walter Kasper's essay "On the Church" (reprinted in America, 4/23) for the second or third time, I went back through the text and conducted a little test.
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.