Faith and Justice: During the synod, the bishops struggled to find a way that the church could be a loving mother while still being a clear teacher
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Faith and Justice: Now that the synod process has moved to the local level, will the bishops emulate Francis and encourage open discussion in their dioceses?
Faith and Justice: The synod process has been in place since Pope Paul VI's papacy, but the synod on the family has some aspects that are uniquely Pope Francis.
Faith and Justice: Divorce is a sad reality with multiple and varied causes. Blaming the victims is no solution. No one gets married just so they can get a divorce.
Faith and Justice: I wish this was the last column I had to write about the Affordable Care Act and abortion, but I doubt it will be.
Faith and Justice: We still believe that we can ride into town, kill the bad guys, and ride off into the sunset. Such arrogance is breathtaking after so many failures.
Faith and Justice: The first synod I covered as a journalist was the 1980 Synod of Bishops on the family, which proved to be a month of fun and frustration.
Faith and Justice: With a vacancy at the head of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Pope Francis has an opportunity to restart liturgical renewal.
Faith and Justice: Defenders of church governance say the church can learn nothing from civil governments. But the church has borrowed government structures since the beginning.
When it comes to the use of military force, Americans tend to be in two camps: those who want it to defeat our enemies and those who oppose it.