FaithFaith and Reason
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Even in the exceedingly unlikely event that every bishop miraculously agreed on how to approach the question of Communion and abortion, it still would not resolve the political question of abortion in favor of the Catholic position.
FaithFaith and Reason
Robert W. McElroy
The proposal to exclude pro-choice Catholic politicians from the Eucharist will bring tremendously destructive consequences—not because of what it says about abortion, but because of what it says about the Eucharist.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim Forest
On the fifth anniversary of the death of Daniel Berrigan, S.J., a close friend and colleague looks back on a poignant moment in their work together.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is pictured in a file photo celebrating Mass outside the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption as part of a rosary rally. (CNS photo/Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco)
Catholic News Service
A pastoral letter issued May 1 by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone focuses on the unborn, Communion and Catholics in public life.
FaithFaith and Reason
Peter Fink
The question remains alive today, perhaps even more so after a year of living through the Covid-19 pandemic. But today it might be rephrased as two different questions for two different audiences: “How shall one go to confession now?” and “Why go to confession at all?”
Politics & SocietyYour Take
Our readers
Yesterday the AP reported the U.S. bishops plan to vote on a document that would make clear to President Biden that he must choose between receiving Communion and advocating for abortion. Our readers had some thoughts.