Bishops' Corner

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Nebraska’s Catholic bishops were proud to support LB268, which definitively repealed our state’s death penalty.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)
As president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it is my personal responsibility and civic duty to speak for the common... (Read more)

The death penalty is morally obsolete

By Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case out of Oklahoma (Glossip v. Gross) that challenges the widely used lethal injection... (Read more)
When Pope Leo III placed a crown on the head of Charlemagne on Christmas day in 800 A.D., the Holy Roman Empire emerged as the first attempt to... (Read more)
We cannot address the unraveling of our culture without addressing the consequences of contraception and abortion. We must rightly... (Read more)

It is time to end the death penalty

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

It is time for our country to put an end to the death penalty. There is a case pending right now in the U.S. Supreme Court that is looking... (Read more)

So, your pastor is being transferred

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

So, you just learned that your pastor is being transferred. How do you react? For some Catholics, even regular church-going types, it... (Read more)

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