Making a Difference: The Fourth of July is a time to take pride in our nation's accomplishments. But this patriotism also requires an acknowledgement of flaws and how to mend them.
Making a Difference
Making a Difference: The current immigration system is a mess, but there is hope that one bill could soon clean it up.
Making a Difference: Thirty years ago, the U.S. bishops wrote "The Challenge of Peace" amidst military build-up in the country. Today, the message has gone quiet.
Making a Difference: The factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,000 means it's past time to ensure all workers get fair treatment.
Making a Difference: The humanity of the child in both cases is equal. The only significant difference is a legal one.
Making a Difference: As North Korea flexes its military muscles, we must remember the type of peace Pope John XXIII called for in his 1963 encyclical.
Making a Difference: Capital punishment is a cruel fate, as Jesus shows us. But killing does not bring peace. Forgiveness does.
Imagine getting a call from Pope Francis asking for your advice concerning the most important issues facing the Catholic church and the world.
If he asked you what kind of pope the church and world need at this moment in history, what would you say to him?
Well, if our new Holy Father asked me that question, I would first suggest he deeply reflect on the challenge given to him by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals.
Making a Difference: Pope Benedict might have been a controversial figure, but hopefully everyone can agree that he made a valuable contribution to the church's social doctrine.
Making a Difference: If we honestly examine our consciences, many of us will come to the conclusion that we can do more to share with the less fortunate.