Essay: If the Synod of Bishops asked Melissa Musick Nussbaum about marriage, what would she say? Well, it starts with a little something known as Benedict's Rule.
Essay: If the Synod of Bishops asked me about marriage, what would I say? Something different than the bishops did in the synod's working document.
Essay: As we celebrate Pentecost, what is the message from the three biblical readings that should resonate in a special way?
Essay: Now that I’ve seen the killing fields and the burial plots of Normandy, I wonder if "Operation Overlord" might not be code for the Higher Power.
Essay: I'm not sure how much your education has prepared the class of 2014 for the question of faith. So here's some advice.
Essay: To capture more fully the force of Dorothy Day's life, vision, and voice for our age, it is essential that we seek beyond the usual platitudes.
Essay: Rowers share a communion with the water. Like baptism, the water is cleansing, the forgiving part of a tough, physically hard journey.
Essay: As we approach Easter, I think the time is ripe to reclaim the earliest articulation of an experience of the Resurrection: that which is noted by Paul.
Essay: Despite presiding over a minor see in the Central African bush, Bishop Nicolas Djomo, a modern-day pontifex, looms large.
Essay: The life of the Catholic Worker is a life of struggle and disappointment that strips away your illusions but never achieves your expectations.