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.
Many Catholics are disillusioned with both the Republicans and Democrats. Could a third party ever happen?
U.S. Catholics hoping for a party based on Catholic social teaching might look to the example of Christian democrats in Europe.
Central governments must be able to respond to crises, writes Bill McCormick, S.J., but President Trump’s claim of “total” authority is a reminder that democracies must also be able to maintain limits on power.
Seeing Pope Francis as spiritual director means seeing that the pope takes himself less seriously than do his critics and defenders.
The former political advisor to Donald Trump shares the view of Pope Francis that Europe is spiritually sick, writes Bill McCormick. But Mr. Bannon’s divisive ideas have only the veneer of Christianity.
Father Schall was often described as a contrarian, but he had his mind set on the "essential and ultimate" questions.
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.
New calls for greater synodality—and the inclusion of many more voices than just bishops—may complicate the role of collegiality in church governance.