The school I have the privilege of working for found itself in the middle of upsetting and uncomfortable debates concerning our teacher contracts and our relationship with the Oakland, Calif., diocese. So many good people have been a part of this inherent tension personified in the Roman Catholic church.
Young Voices: When a Catholic university honors a controversial figure, its students have the right to protest. It's their job as Catholics.
Young Voices: The 21st-century American girl finds herself drowning in a toxic, hypersexualized teen media culture. Too many have never been taught to swim.
Young Voices: I rejoice in the fact that members of our clergy are well compensated for their labor. I only wish lay workers were equally compensated.
Young Voices: A new YouTube video making the rounds criticizes our fixation on technology. But should we give it up altogether?
Young Voices: A long walk through New Orleans guided the way I understand my experience of leading a nonprofit agency amid the disaster and brokenness of everyday life.
Young Voices: Washing my husband's feet is the moment I have returned to more than any other as I seek strength for the journey in marriage.
Young Voices: I have often found myself envious of converts; as a cradle Catholic, I have never really known what it is like to live without my religion.
Young Voices: Unfortunately, the Vatican sometimes makes saints, officially or unofficially, out of those responsible for abuse or abuse cover-up.
Young Voices: 20-year-old me would never have gotten so excited about a meeting between the president and the pope. But things are different now.