The Bishops, Donatism, And President Biden

In an article first posted at Commonweal and republished on July 7 in La Croix International, Professor John Thiel of Fairfield University, while criticizing the U.S. bishops’ decision to prepare a teaching document on Eucharistic coherence and integrity in the Church, performed the not-inconsiderable feat of striking out four times (swinging).

Child Benefit Funds and School Choice Plans

School choice is not just a matter of education policy but is also one of the most significant and far-reaching issues of both civil rights and social justice for our time.

U.S. and Mexican Bishops Call for Better Migration Policies at Border

As the number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to soar, more than a dozen Catholic bishops from both countries issued a reminder April 1 that “there is a shared responsibility of all nations to preserve human life and provide for safe, orderly, and humane immigration, including the right to asylum.”

Pro-Life Groups Warn That New COVID Relief Bill Funds Abortion

The House passed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, also referred to as the American Rescue Plan of 2021, early Saturday morning, Feb. 27. While the bill will fund vaccines, testing and tracing, and will also provide economic relief to American families and adult dependents, it doesn’t include prohibitions on abortion funding. 

Biden Revives White House Office for Faith-Based Organizations

Responding to requests from religious communities and organizations, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Feb.14 to reestablish a White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships created under the Bush administration and revamped during the Obama years.