Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo
Catholic America

These pieces explore the dynamics of lived religion in contemporary Catholic America. The Church will be at the center of my focus, but the institution is greatly affected by cultural expression and sociological changes.

Latest by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

The remarkable power of the charisma pope

The remarkable power of the charisma pope

Pope Francis’s call to moral leadership has been heard by a world that has fallen in love with his charisma.

For Pope Francis, a revolution of words

For Pope Francis, a revolution of words

Can Francis's fresh take really change the trajectory of the church?

A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

Catholics widely support gay marriage but their bishops reject it. Are the leaders of the church missing something?

The Catholic Health Association v. the bishops v. Obama

The Catholic Health Association v. the bishops v. Obama

I do not know what is in the minds and hearts of the bishops, but these contradictions open them up for criticism aimed not at their defense of doctrine but at their partisan political tactics.