John Gehring is the Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life Action and the author of The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jan. 6, election lies and doomsday politics: How Catholics can lead in the fight to protect democracy
Voters generally rejected “election denier” candidates this year, but barriers to full voter access remain significant. Catholics still have an important role to play in protecting democracy.
Christianity is not a collection of abstract principles that can be reduced to parsing and defending faceless propositions.
FaithFaith in Focus
After a trip to the border, I returned home to the nation’s capital—where President Trump continues to double down on cruel policies—carrying a stone I picked up in the desert and the stories of migrants.
In All Things
In parishes across the country this weekend the collection plate will be passed to support the U S bishops rsquo domestic anti-poverty initiative mdash the Catholic Campaign for Human Development At a time when 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty and extreme income inequality is growing a contribu