Simply Spirit: For over two years, my community's leadership diverted precious energy away from ministry to the marginalized to address this searching Vatican inquiry.
Simply Spirit: This is the season of the prophet Isaiah. Recently, I was delighted to learn that female prophets helped shaped this Isaiah tradition.
Simply Spirit: It is still hard to fathom how church leaders can in good conscience avoid opening ordination, especially in light of so many parish closings.
Simply Spirit: Sometimes things are so breathtakingly awful, there is nothing to do but lament. Laments bring our brokenness to God
Simply Spirit: While the outcomes of part one of the synod on the family are disappointing, the synod itself modeled a healthy new process of wide-ranging discussion.
Simply Spirit: A great woman has gone from our midst. Her name is Christine Vladimiroff, and we who are passionate about reform owe profound thanks for this woman's life.
Simply Spirit: For more than 40 years, I've been inspired by Sr. Margaret McKenna, who now runs an addiction recovery community in North Philadelphia.
Simply Spirit: It seems just yesterday that everybody in the gay community was either in the closet, dying of AIDS, or both. We've come a long way.
Simply Spirit: The new bishop of Rochester, N.Y., is ending a 40-year custom of lay ministers preaching at Mass. But what does canon law actually say?
Simply Spirit: Too often, Catholics raised in our Catholic culture are unaware that it is sometimes our duty to speak about matters concerning the good of the church.