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“Most people would not consider themselves to be racist…”

In episode two of Apostles’ Field Guide, Monica Pope and I continue our examination of the first part of the USCCB’s letter against racism, “Open Wide Our Hearts.” In this episode we finish discussing the “Do Justice” section and then...

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A Catholic Perspective on Racism – new podcast episode

In episode one of Apostles’ Field Guide, Monica Pope and I discuss the first part of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter against racism, “Open Wide Our Hearts.” In this episode we go through the Introduction and “Do...

NCR’s Winters warns of a looming schism

Today in the National Catholic Reporter, columnist Michael Sean Winters argues that the biggest threat to the unity of the Catholic Church (especially in the U.S.) is the expansion of a highly visible and well-organized movement that opposes Pope Francis and...

#USCCB18 and the McCarrick Documents

During the US bishops conference this week, my bishop, Bishop Boyea, put the following proposal to vote: “Be it resolved that the bishops of the USCCB encourage the Holy Father to release all the documentation that can be released consistent...

USCCB Fall Meeting highlights: abuse crisis, McCarrick, racism

The public portion of the annual November meeting of the US Bishops has just concluded. It was certainly an eventful — and at times dramatic — three days. The week began with the news that the Vatican, through the Congregation...

I was a Stranger, and You Took My Children

For anyone who is wondering or confused by what’s going on with the current policy of separating children from their parents at the border, you’re not alone. There has been a lot of confusion created by the policy, including the...

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