Young Voices: The most joyful room I was in this year was a church packed with mourners at a funeral. It was also saddest room I was in this year.
Young Voices: Over the past 30 years, I have conducted my own informal investigation of women religious in the United States. My results include four key findings.
Young Voices: How do we hold our crosses with dignity while acknowledging them for the burdens they are? How do we remain truthful when times are dark?
Young Voices: I was moved to witness God's inspiration and work in the lives of even younger voices at the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
Young Voices: It is easier not to tell strangers that I study theology. But a reality check is sometimes in order.
Young Voices: After more than 20 hours of embroidery, a gift from a group of girls and women will head to Rome with their hopes and wishes.
Young Voices: A sainthood that lacks representation of families demonstrates a church structure that views the laity as devoid of saintliness.
Young Voices: As a Catholic newlywed, there are three concerns I would have mention if Pope Francis had invited me to address the synod on the family.
Young Voices: I grew up with movies like "The Sound of Music" in which the Catholic church was the hero. Now, the church is more easily portrayed as the villain.
Young Voices: If our faith is to have any significance, it must leave space for people coming with viewpoints, experiences and questions across the ideological spectrum.