Pope Francis is bringing "a sense of mercy, a sense of joy, a sense of accepting people where they are" to the church, Bishop Robert McElroy says.
While headlines and social media outlets broadcast the beheadings, burnings, kidnappings and other barbarous acts performed by the Islamic State, the rise of the group in Iraq and Syria holds both a challenge and opportunity for relations among Muslims, Jews and Christians.
My Table is Spread: Shortly after I turned in my last column about my daughter's work to reduce violence, she faced violence at home.
When John Howard Yoder became a full-time professor at the University of Notre Dame in 1984, he brought with him a history of predatory behavior toward women.
Pope Francis isn't going to be visiting the United States until September, but that hasn't kept the pope from going all around the nation, if only as a simple piece of paper for the time being.
Chicago-based Catholic Extension is helping to build excitement and support for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States by creating Flat Francis.
The project takes some inspiration from "The Flat Stanley Project," which centers on a paper cutout of Flat Stanley, a cartoon drawing based on books of the same name, being photographed with people in numerous locations.
Book review: The Spiritual City offers a reminder of the richness of the Christian tradition in facing the challenges of increasing diversity.
Can Fr. Junípero Serra, heroic on some counts, survive in the public eye the misfortune of being morally and politically dissonant in the 21st century?
CARA is a place where you can get your generation bias adjusted and pick up an antidote to the stories about the Catholic church falling apart.
We say: CARA has repeatedly demonstrated that understanding the changing dynamics of the church is preferable to proceeding as if the church is immutable.
Kurt Vonnegut is quoted as saying, "People say there are no atheists in foxholes. A lot of people think this is a good argument against atheism. Personally, I think it's a much better argument against foxholes."
That thought might offer a good start for us as we meditate on the question of a good God and suffering, an underlying theme of today's readings.