Initiative in the News

The Initiative and Director John Carr are important voices in media on the intersection between faith and politics and on Catholic social thought and key policy issues. The Initiative’s events and programs are regularly covered and featured by local and national media.

Data show Catholics increasingly split in political leanings
National Catholic Reporter
November 21, 2018

Speakers discuss impact of voters’ religious affiliation on midterms
Catholic News Service
November 21, 2018

Panel says however you slice it, faith matters in US politics
Crux
November 21, 2018

Mini ‘Blue Wave’ Sweeps Away Historic House Bipartisan Pro-Life Majority
National Catholic Register
November 14, 2018

University panels ask how church should emerge from abuse crisis
National Catholic Reporter
November 8, 2018

Sr. Carol Keehan, retiring next year, is irreplaceable
National Catholic Reporter
November 5, 2018

Former bishops’ lobbyist and abuse survivor is on a mission to civilize
Crux
November 4, 2018

Lay Catholics urged to channel anger at church abuse crisis to reform
Catholic News Service
October 31, 2018

Church abuse survivor on friend Wuerl’s resignation: ‘sad’ but ‘necessary’
PBS NewsHour
October 12, 2018

Pope Francis pledges ‘thorough’ study of Vatican archives on McCarrick
Washington Post
October 6, 2018

Panel confronts church abuse crisis, urges laity to lead way forward
Catholic News Service
September 26, 2018

Georgetown panel deals with 'moral catastrophe' of church's own making
National Catholic Reporter
September 26, 2018

Former bishops’ aide calls on Pope Francis to break silence on abuse
Crux
September 26, 2018

Eight lessons to help us move forward from the sex abuse crisis.
America
September 25, 2018

Sex abuse panel: Young Catholics are angry—but they aren’t going anywhere
America
September 19, 2018

Young Catholics debate where they -- and the church -- go from here
National Catholic Reporter
September 19, 2018

Prominent Catholics see larger role for laity in church's abuse response
Catholic News Service
August 23, 2018

What does Pope's death penalty shift mean for Catholic politicians?
CNN
August 3, 2018

Pope Francis Changes The Church's Stance On The Death Penalty
A Plus
August 2, 2018

Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’
Washington Post
August 2, 2018

In the fight for immigrants, Mahony works out of the spotlight and his successor steps up
LA Times
July 22, 2018