Bishops' Corner

The 'Joy of the Gospel' and the Gospel of Life

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

What do we hope Pope Francis will take away from his September visit to Philadelphia? I hope he realizes that American Catholics in general,... (Read more)

There is no equivalence

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning.  On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is worse and murder is worst.  There’s a... (Read more)
On July 1, 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil, the African lion, a popular attraction in Zimbabwe. The killing of Cecil... (Read more)

Creation and the future of marriage

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to re-define the nation’s marriage laws to include same-sex couples is no surprise.   Obergefell v.... (Read more)
Editor's note: This post has been adapted from Bishop Arthus Serratelli's June 26 pastoral letter to the Diocese of Paterson. The recent... (Read more)
Even before the June 18, 2015 publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment (Laudato Si’), the media delighted in reporting voices... (Read more)

What 'renewing the Church' really requires

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

Editor's note: The Archbishop’s following remarks, published by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, are a condensed and adapted version of... (Read more)

Ireland’s Gay Marriage Vote: A Wake-up Call

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Media headlines throughout the world have been trumpeting Ireland’s recent acceptance of same-sex “marriage” as the coming of age of Catholics in... (Read more)
Nebraska’s Catholic bishops were proud to support LB268, which definitively repealed our state’s death penalty. For months, we worked with... (Read more)
For the last 10 years, polls have indicated a steady increase in support of same-sex unions. In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently... (Read more)

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