The clash seems to be a standoff between those who embrace Catholic teaching as settled and unchanging and those who insist it is evolving and must do so.
Faith & Parish
Cuban parents who sent their unaccompanied children from Cuba to the United States in the early 1960s for fear of communist indoctrination under Fidel Castro made the right decision.
That was the conclusion of St. Augustine Bishop Felipe Estevez, who was one of four Cuban experts on a panel convened in Jacksonville at a time of expected shifts in diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.
Catholics who want to give input to their local bishops ahead of October's global Synod of Bishops on the family have ample opportunity -- but they better hurry.
Deah Barakat took my class "Islam in the Modern World" at N.C. State University a few years ago. He was curious about Islamic history, contemporary spiritual and political movements and was great in class discussions. I've taught thousands of students in the last 11 years here, but Deah stood out for his enthusiasm, kindness, calm demeanor and obvious charisma.
The Legion of Christ has emerged from several years of high-stakes litigation accusing it of engaging in tactics of fraudulent deception in bilking elderly Catholics.
The 430,000-square-foot museum will have a facade modeled after various printed manuscripts of the Bible and stained-glass windows from Germany.
This year's college freshmen are less concerned with their religious identity and more concerned about their future job prospects.
Or at least that's according to an annual survey, The American Freshman, released recently by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. The survey included responses from more than 153,000 college freshmen at 227 schools nationwide.
The continuing controversy surrounding San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's attempt to emphasize Catholic teaching on sexuality in the San Francisco high schools under his control is, among other things, about how we understand Catholic identity.
In the context of our secular society, it is good and necessary for a diocesan bishop to focus on Catholic identity.
Faith and Justice: A Louisiana court case has raised several issues in regards to whether or not a priest can reveal the content of a confession in court.
A nationwide measles outbreak has fostered an ongoing debate about people's social obligation to have themselves and their children vaccinated.