US Church

Four years later, various Catholic groups are answering the call from “Laudato Si’” as they try to help people close a gap between the spiritual life and ecological awareness.
Terrance Klein June 17, 2019
It is tempting to want to change the words of the 2011 Roman Missal. But we shouldn't—part of the point of ritual is its seeming changelessness.
A man walks past the former Church of the Nativity in New York City in December 2018. It was deconsecrated in 2017. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Robert David Sullivan June 14, 2019
The number of U.S. parishes without resident pastors has leveled off to about 3,400, according to the latest data from CARA—but only after dioceses have closed down thousands of churches since 1990.
The Editors June 14, 2019
Religious liberty and the relationship between church and state are two issues that have long vexed the Catholic Church, particularly since the Enlightenment.
David Gibson: This week’s reform package was easy compared with what comes next.
Photo by Vladimir Solomyani on Unsplash
Ashley McKinless June 12, 2019
I knew who I needed to talk to process this news: my mom, an account who once worked for the Archdiocese of Washington.