Column: Quick: Name your favorite Catholic comedian or humorist. Can't think of one? There's a reason for that.
Column: Passing the farm bill, approving a budget, and enacting comprehensive immigration reform have topped the agenda for Congress and Catholics this year.
Column: The new "spin" on same-sex marriage from those who support traditional marriage is that it's about the kids, but it's still about homosexuality.
Column: When Paul Chappell told his Korean mother he was leaving the Army after seven years and reaching the rank of captain, she vented.
Publisher's column: Will a church groomed by compassion and mercy be the church of our future? Will our church be guided by the lives and needs of marginalized people?
Foes of media consolidation, which include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, seem to have a friend now in the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC on Thursday took the first step in a process that could limit the number of TV stations one company can own, by treating TV stations equally.
The current ownership limit is not a number, but a percentage. One ownership group can own stations covering 39 percent of the U.S. population, but no more.
Column: The life and love of Thomas Merton is the subject of an upcoming film. But who would star?
Column: My students often tell me they avoid the news because it's too depressing. Death, destruction, discord -- who needs that negativity?
Column: It was Groucho Marx who had it right: "Military justice is to justice what military music is to music."
Column: While others were dancing to the Material Girl in the 1980s, the only female singer I sang along to was Amy Grant.