Essay: I have chosen to be honest about my journey of faith as a gay Catholic person. Like all Christians, we LGBT Catholics need the church's ministry.
Soul Seeing: St. Francis of Assisi said to preach the Gospel, "sometimes even with words." Caregivers don't need words. Their lives are a sermon.
At the Intersection: I've spent a lot of time in faith circles exclusively made up of women, and in each circle, stories of brokenness have abounded.
Global Sisters Report: The snow began falling steadily just before prayers Monday morning, and Tuesday, we awoke to a world completely covered in white.
I was once part of a faculty committee charged with rewriting the mission statement of our high school. Except for changing one preposition, I contributed little to the project. Where the original document stated that one of our school's main goals was to "convey faith in Jesus," I was able to convince the committee to change that statement to read "convey the faith of Jesus."
Nadia Bulkin, 27, the daughter of a Muslim father and a Christian mother, spends "zero time" thinking about God.
And she finds that among her friends -- both guys and gals -- many are just as spiritually disconnected.
Surveys have long shown women lead more active lives of faith than men, and that millennials are less interested than earlier generations. One in three now claim no religious identity.
The Peace Pulpit: As we begin to reach out in compassion, we will begin to transform our world into the reign of God. Listen to Bishop Gumbleton's homily.
Ash Wednesday: Lent is an invitation to take this prayer to heart, to sit with it in all its comprehensiveness and depth and endurance.
Soul Seeing: Ashes are a sign of our deepest desire: transformation. They are a sign that we want to live in the freedom of Jesus Christ.
My brother Tom was always better with his hands than the rest of us were -- an important characteristic for a surgeon. One day, a few years into his career, I asked him, "How can you get up in the morning, go to work, wash your hands, dress up and then pick up a knife and slice someone open?" He replied that he was not "slicing someone open," but removing something that was hurting someone. His profession is science that strives to do the greatest good and the least harm. It is, in vocational terms, a continuation of the healing ministry of Jesus.