US Church

John Garvey February 22, 2019
Lay oversight of Catholic bishops is needed—but it should be a process that respects the principle of apostolic succession while providing a check on the successors of the apostles.
Clerical sex abuse survivors and their supporters rally outside Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome on Feb. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Gerard O’Connell February 22, 2019
Cardinal Cupich presented a framework for “clear procedures to hold bishops involved in misconduct and mishandling [of abuse cases] accountable.”
An overturned car burns during a protest demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Mario Ariza February 19, 2019
“The hour is serious, poverty is increasing; the common good is threatened,” Haiti’s bishops wrote. “The country is on the brink of collapse!”
Members of the Ending of Clergy Abuse organization and survivors of clergy sex abuse outside St. Peter's Square on Feb. 18. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Gerard O’Connell February 19, 2019
“We all know that canon law has to be changed so that it stops protecting the priesthood of ordained men over the lives of children," Anne Barrett Doyle, the co-director of, told reporters.
Leaders of the Catholic Church in the United States react to the laicization of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and reflect on what it means for the Church as it tries to confront the abuse crisis.
Bill McCormick, S.J. February 19, 2019
The engagement with intersectionality by moral theologians continues the historical process by which the tradition has always learned from ways of knowing outside of itself.