Pope Francis needs to publicly appoint an agent to make decisions about his medical care for when he is no longer able to make them himself. Without this appointment, there will be confusion and division in the church.
The bishops could be the Biden administration’s strongest allies in the region in alleviating the problems that force people to try to reach the United States.
A new papal document reforming the Curia will soon be published. I’m sure Pope Francis’ heart is in the right place, but I expect to be disappointed.
The divisions in our country are deep on issues like racism and economic inequality, as well as on education, cultural values and lifestyles. Likewise, our church is divided. What are communicators to do in the face of these divisions?
The purpose of a transparent and collegial process is to develop good liturgy that is supported by a consensus within the community.
The faith-based office, founded under President George W. Bush, evolved over the past two decades, but it became moribund under President Donald Trump, who preferred to talk only with evangelical leaders who supported him.
The media is playing up the conflict between Joe Biden and the U.S. bishops—and it’s hurting both sides.
While it is true that conflict exists between the U.S. bishops and the Biden administration, ignoring the areas of agreement is ignoring the facts. It is bad for the administration, bad for the bishops and bad for the country.