Theologian Grapples with Combining Church’s Sin and Sanctity

These days, there can seem to be more sin than sanctity emanating from “the Holy Catholic Church.” Understanding how the Church can be both holy and sinful is Professor Brian Flanagan’s project in his new book, Stumbling in Holiness: Sin and Sanctity in the Church.

Lay Catholics Urged to Channel Anger at Church Abuse Crisis to Reform

In the wake of recent sexual abuse scandals, many Catholics are demanding real change, transparency with church leaders and more lay involvement. These views came across during a recent panel discussion – “A Path Forward on the Clerical Sexual Abuse Crisis” – at Georgetown University.

Catholic Voters Urged to Research Candidates

The midterm elections Nov. 6 can be the time to “throw the rascals out” and send a message to the nation’s leaders on how they are doing as Republicans and Democrats battle for control of Congress.

Granddaughter of Slaves, Possible Saint, Challenged Church Leaders

The U.S. bishops will consider endorsing the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves and the only African-American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who transcended racism to leave a lasting mark on Catholic life in the United States in the late 20th century.

Pilgrims Go to Their Mother, Visit National Shrine in DC

A diocesan tradition dating back to 1922 commenced Oct. 27 when more than 2,400 locals from more than 50 parishes embarked on a daylong pilgrimage to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

President Trump Plans to End Birthright Citizenship

Nearly a week before closely watched midterm congressional elections, President Donald Trump has announced he intends to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the United States.