Just Catholic: While widespread academic writing by women causes the men in black to pay a little more attention to women's intellectual achievements, the plain fact is that Rome ignores women.
Just Catholic: The Supreme Court isn't getting involved just yet, but if same-sex marriage becomes a constitutional right, then Catholic child welfare agencies go out of business.
Just Catholic: Pope Francis has made it pretty clear: He wants more women involved in things churchy. Two prelates seem to have gotten the memo.
Just Catholic: Beyond off-color remarks, sometimes what passes for comedy is actually violence. The so-called comedic comment often shames, hurts, embarrasses and damages.
Just Catholic: Are obedience and authority instruments of enslavement? Are there clerical members of the church who do not follow the sources of Christian life?
Just Catholic: The city manager of Oklahoma City has approved a Sept. 21 "black mass" in its Civic Center Music Hall. Maybe the heat's got him.
Just Catholic: Iraq is ruptured and wounded. Its people are frightened and alone. But the world sees and looks away, distracted by other atrocities.
Just Catholic: Do you think some folks left "Star Trek" to work for the government? The Affordable Care Act reads like a machine translation from Klingon.
Just Catholic: I'm sure Pope Francis did not mean to insult half the human race the other day. Hello, Holy Father -- the world is watching.
Just Catholic: In thinking of the shooting death of a Phoenix-area priest last week, I have to ask: Why would a priest have a gun?