Essay: Thomas Merton's prophetic and contemplative stance against white racism has yet to be understood, much less practiced.
Editorial: In a recent letter to mothers of priests, one cardinal went on too long, including treacly pieties and strange contortions of gender and familial relations.
The Benedictine abbot says the nomination process should include local input, and he wants bishops and theologians to join him in the press for change.
U.S. Catholic college presidents and local bishops have experienced greater collaboration in the last decade, according to a review of a 2001 Vatican document.
After our editorial calling for women's ordination, readers asked us for more information on the history of women leaders in the early church. Here's our first installment.
The Harvard Theological Review is postponing publication of an article on the papyrus fragment in which Jesus seems to refer to his wife.
When the church affirms the importance of how the faithful understand matters of faith and morals, it is not saying beliefs are open to a popular vote, Pope Benedict XVI said.
University of San Diego faculty say their president's leadership has created a “climate of apprehension” and has been “inconsistent with the mission of the university.”
A former U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference staffer was told he cannot speak in the Philadelphia archdiocese over a book investigating the possibility of women deacons.
NCR Today: I am delighted that National Catholic Reporter has formally endorsed the ordination of women. It's about time.