Pope Francis is calling for a theology of women, but women in the church are resistant, calling instead for a theology of the laity.
The book, A Language of the Heart, is dedicated to the life of Anne Smedinghoff, who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.
"There's nothing like the possibility of sudden death to help one focus on what's really important," said Fr. Peter Smith of Portland, Ore.
On Friday, officials at the Colorado Springs, Colo., campus announced its 4,000 current cadets would be allowed to opt out of the final phrase of their honor code.
With tears and thanksgiving, Regina Coyle recalled the night of fright and flooding that came with Superstorm Sandy one year ago.
The re-emergence of the late Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernardin as a model for the American Catholic future is a surprise of Francis' papacy.
Anyone who's familiar with the arduous, years-long process of getting English-language liturgical texts into use might be a bit surprised to learn that there is no comparable system for single-source Spanish translations of missals and other liturgical books.
The "humility, sense of humor and, above all, spirituality" of retired Auxiliary Bishop James J. Daly of Rockville Centre, who died Oct. 14, "touched thousands and thousands of the faithful in a very deep and personal way," said the head of the diocese.
Bishop William Murphy said the late auxiliary bishop, who was 92 years old, was "truly a trailblazer and visionary during the early formative years of this diocese."
A funeral Mass was celebrated for Daly on Friday at the Cathedral of St. Agnes, followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elmont, N.Y.
Laughingly describing himself as America's most famous Catholic, Stephen Colbert headlined the 68th annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation held Thursday.
Eco Catholic: Cardinal Peter Turkson spoke with members of Occupy the World Food Prize on Wednesday, vowing to be a voice for them with the church.