Mark Pattison - Catholic News Service
Creating national norms was never the intent behind a proposal to write a new statement on the Eucharist, said Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
A new documentary on the L.G.B.T.Q. ministry of James Martin, S.J., provides an engaging look at his work—and an eye-opening perspective on his opponents.
FaithFaith and Reason
Steven P. Millies
The Catholic Church in the United States is in danger of losing its relevance if its presentation of the Gospel is alien to the world in which people live.
Gloria Purvis
All of us like to associate ourselves with the faith and courage of the abolitionists and civil rights activists. But white Catholics, like most white Americans, generally opposed the abolition of slavery and desegregation efforts.
FaithFaith and Reason
Peter Feuerherd
In April 1962, Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans not only denied Communion to three Catholics in his archdiocese; he formally excommunicated the three, who vehemently opposed his efforts to desegregate Catholic schools.
Jesuits and boys under picture of St. Ignatius at the Holy Rosary Mission circa 1880-1900. Courtesy of Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries and Holy Rosary Mission – Red Cloud Indian School Records, ID: MUA_HRM_RCIS_02937.
Kevin Clarke
“The fundamental reality of children dying at these boarding schools is not a new story.”