Roman Catholics all over the world are being asked to answer a questionnaire in order to help the church deal with what it calls a social and spiritual crisis that exists, especially in regard to marriage and the family. While some parts of the country are asking clergy to answer questions, the Syracuse Diocese wants the opinion of every day parishioners.
Sister Simone Campbell has become a political rock star for her support of the Affordable Care Act, and for her leadership of the "Nuns on the Bus" campaign last summer. Speaking with Grant Reeher, Campbell describes how religious commitment, service, and politics are inseparably linked in her life and in her faith, and what the Catholic Church must do to thrive in a democratic culture.
As Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican today for the last time as pope, some Catholics in central New York were taking note. A mass of Thanksgiving at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in downtown Syracuse marked the end Pope Benedict's ministry.