“[Ending DACA] turns our beloved immigrants into political hockey pucks, and they shouldn’t be.”
Last year, many Catholic bishops and cardinals essentially made a Faustian bargain: They were willing to join hands with
"We have seen worse" is a refrain heard from many African Americans since Election Day. That practical wisdom is the bulwark
New York's top bishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan announced the formation of IRCP, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which would offer survivors/victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic archdiocesan clergy a path to obtaining damages n the Archdiocese of New York, which he heads.
The Christmas greeting, "Peace on earth, goodwill toward men," is rooted in the Gospel yet has a universal pull. As an aspiration it seems as distant as ever.
I was honored to have been invited by New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan to attend the recent multi-faith prayer service at the World Trade Center with Pope Francis. It was a deeply moving experience and an example of how all of the world's faiths might work together toward humanity's common goals.
Non-Catholics need to recognize that the "breath of fresh air" pope presides over a misogynist and homophobic hierarchy and is doing little to change that. Catholics need to know that there is one way to make change in the leadership of the church: cash.
It is a common and hyperbolic refrain that Democrats have been (and still are) the anti-religion party. Now, however, Republicans may be running into religion problems of their own as evangelical and Roman Catholics become more engaged with issues such as poverty and climate change.
There is a murmuring in the pews. Is it possible the bishops are launching another Fortnight for Freedom -- this time to protest the assault on the lives of ordinary people by the Tea Party-led GOP?