Bill McCormick, S.J., is a contributing editor at America, chief mission officer at St. John’s College in Belize City, and a research fellow in the Department of Political Science at Saint Louis University, in Missouri.
Will the Republican Party reject the counterfeit politics of conspiracy and fantasy? If not, writes Bill McCormick, S.J., the violence of Jan. 6 will not be an isolated event.
After another divisive election, conciliation will be slow, difficult work, writes Bill McCormick, S.J. And some Catholic thinkers are wondering if the price for unity is too high.
We could turn the temperature down if we acknowledge that anti-Catholicism is a real, multifaceted phenomenon that needs to be understood but does not always require sharp denunciation.
According to Pope Francis, “The decision to include or exclude those lying wounded along the roadside can serve as a criterion for judging every economic, political, social and religious project.”
Today all white Christians need to fix our gaze on the suffering Christ in the wounds of our Black brothers and sisters.
When is it appropriate to criticize a reigning pope, and what implications does that question have for Catholic ecclesiology?