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Thomas J. Reese, S.J., is a senior analyst for Religion News Service. Previously he was a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter (2015-17) and an associate editor (1978-85) and editor in chief (1998-2005) of America.
FaithNews
Thomas J. Reese
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.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
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.
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
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.
FaithFaith and Reason
Thomas J. Reese
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?
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
The purpose of a transparent and collegial process is to develop good liturgy that is supported by a consensus within the community.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
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.
Politics & SocietyNews
Thomas J. Reese
If there is one thing Joe Biden does not need, it's a lawsuit against the Little Sisters of the Poor.
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
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.
Politics & SocietyNews
Thomas J. Reese
2020 has tested the heart and soul of America.
FaithNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
It’s not just popes: The church needs more time to examine any person’s life.