via USCCB: Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism; Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church; Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development; Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas… Read More US Bishops Respond to Killing of George Floyd and the Persistence of Racial Injustice in American Society
via USCCB: After the introduction of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (EICDA) yesterday, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, welcomed the legislation as an important step forward in addressing climate change. “This bipartisan bill is a hopeful sign… Read More US Bishops Praise New Climate Change Bill
In their new pastoral letter against racism, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” the US Bishops write: The injustice and harm racism causes are an attack on human life. The Church in the United States has spoken out consistently and forcefully against abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, and other forms… Read More US Bishops: We Unequivocally State That Racism is a Life Issue
At US Catholic, Stephen Schneck writes: It is long past time for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to speak out against the evil of today’s racism. The “alt-right” white nationalist racism that surged alongside the political campaigns of 2016 is an evil that the church in America cannot ignore. After endorsing candidate… Read More The US Bishops Must Denounce Alt-Right Racism
Millennial editor Robert Christian has a new article in Time Magazine. He writes: Bishop Cupich has been labeled a moderate by some who are analyzing the appointment through the prism of American politics. In some sense this is true. He is committed to finding common ground and engaging in civil dialogue. He rejects the confrontational… Read More The New Archbishop of Chicago Is a Radical—And That’s a Good Thing
Check out these recent articles from around the web: Elite Politics by RR Reno: “Thus our current political culture, which is dominated by upper-middle-class concerns even as various political figures protest otherwise. On the Left we have a wide range of views about economic issues, but primary candidates can’t deviate from the dictates of Emily’s… Read More Around the Web
The American bishops meet in Baltimore next week to elect a new leader and figure out the way forward. Clearly the first seven months of Francis’s papacy have had an effect on the American episcopacy. The question is: to what degree? And how will his papacy affect the public policy agenda for the bishops moving… Read More What’s next for the American bishops?