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The Bishops’ Flawed View of Racial Problems

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and individual dioceses were quick to respond to the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protest demonstrations. One striking feature of many of those responses is their well-meaning but badly flawed view of...

Have the Shepherds Abandoned the Sheep?

The sheep and shepherds metaphor is a central one in Christianity. It is found in both the Old Testament and the New: “Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, (Isa. 40:11),” “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want . ...

Catholic Prelates and Muslim Immigration

For almost two millennia, Christianity has survived innumerable challenges from without, including heresies, schisms and philosophical “isms,” as well as more than a few challenges from within. But the most dangerous challenge of all may be one that...

Immigration and the Catholic Bishops in the Trump Era

In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election, there seemed to have been a lot of confusion about how Catholics were supposed to cast their votes in good conscience. The 2015 USCCB voter guide emphasizes the importance of life issues when...