Parish Diary: A young Guatemalan who works at a fast-food chain sends all of his earnings home to his family. He is the sort of immigrant who has made this country strong.
Parish Diary: By allowing openly gay boys, the Boy Scouts' recent change to its membership policy is in line with the Catholic church's teaching.
Parish Diary: When you come to the Catholic church for marriage, you are not looking for a bundle of rights; you are looking for a sacrament.
Parish Diary: Pope Francis has set a tone in his first few weeks of the papacy that hits all of the right notes.
Parish Diary: We Catholics need to step back from the pomp and power and consider the image we project. Perhaps it is time for us to downsize.
Parish Diary: The College of the Cardinals has been given a great gift, but there are certain things it should look to make the new pope a great one.
Parish Diary: More attention should be paid to those who actually teach the faith to the next generation of Catholics, including the directors of religious education.
Parish Diary: An invitation to speak for a gay student group brought back memories of the love Fr. Peter Daly has witnessed over the years from gay couples.
Parish Diary: Now that the Year of Faith is under way, one pastor ruminates on how best to strengthen the faith of his parishioners. Here's what he came up with.
Parish Diary: The bishops started out leading a political parade. But when they looked behind them, they discovered that almost nobody was following. What happened?