The Dispatch

Primacy, Synodality, and the USCCB

December 6, 2018 Russell Shaw 3

Something that happened at a bishops’ meeting nearly half a century ago raises questions about the Vatican’s action last month telling the U.S. bishops to cancel a scheduled vote on two proposals for self-policing on […]

The Dispatch

Encouragement, not complacency

September 27, 2018 Russell Shaw 2

What do serious, practicing Catholics think about the sex abuse crisis? To find out, you can commission a public opinion survey or you can attend a parish listening session. I chose the latter approach, and […]