In 1982, the U.S. bishops released a pastoral letter calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons. The Ukraine crisis underscores the need for a new statement on the madness of such weapons.
President Biden is lobbying for a spending bill containing many ideas that the U.S. bishops have long supported. Catholic leaders and voters should recognize this opportunity for bipartisanship.
Finding common ground with President Biden would not signal a surrender on abortion by the U.S. bishops, writes J. Kevin Appleby. It would instead fit the pastoral mission of the church.
President Joe Biden has restarted the debate over immigration with a sweeping reform bill. Passage will not be easy, but the Catholic community can help achieve a long-overdue victory.
As only the second Catholic president, Joe Biden can renew communication and collaboration with church leaders, writes J. Kevin Appleby. But only if mutual respect prevails.
A hallmark of Pope Francis’ papacy has been his ability to focus the attention of the church and the world on human beings who live on the margins of society. In no area has he accomplished this more profoundly and effectively than in defending the rights of persons on the move—immigrant