100 years ago, bureaucratic structures did not dominate Church life as they do today. What happened?

In the 1970s, during the heyday of the chaos that followed Vatican II, a French bishop, when asked why he did not more firmly address the crisis, replied, “What can I say? I wasn’t chosen because they thought they might find a prophet in me, but just an administrator.” The Church has always struggled to find good leaders (especially bishops). However…

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Elephant in the sanctuary: Spot the news hooks in the shocking changes facing Cincinnati Catholics…

Let’s do the math. When discussing the future of the American Catholic Church, Joe Biden isn’t the biggest issue on the table. Biden’s liberal Catholicism may be a symptom of larger issues — and since it’s political, it’s easier to cover — but it isn’t the issue that’s going to lock the doors of many parishes from coast to coast, but especially in blue culture zones.

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Faith leaders, scientists meet at Vatican to push for greater efforts to fight climate change…

Faith leaders and scientists who support the science of climate change came together at the Vatican today to formally call on the international community to step up their action to protect the environment ahead of a United Nations Climate Change Conference. Otherwise known as COP26, the intergovernmental conference will take place in Glasgow, Scotland…

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