In a church that defines "the few and the proud" as its straight male celibate clergy, power gets tangled with maleness. But the clergy's desire for power animates an unseemly dance of dominance, submission and career advancement.
The hunger fast for a moral budget has gone spiritually viral. Ten days ago, we announced that the budget debate had become a moral crisis. We now have more than 30,000 participants and are still growing.
Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce heard three "experts" on abortion policy testify on the "Protect Life Act," one of several bills aimed at reducing access to legal abortion services.
Would you ask someone else to die for your religious beliefs? A new proposal moving through Congress makes clear that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops apparently expects everyone to die for theirs.
As the election nears, many news outlets are repeating misinformation about what Catholics believe and what they can and should do when it comes to voting. The reality is that Catholic teachings and the views of Catholics are not closely aligned with the political priorities of the bishops.