Conventional wisdom tells us Chávez was a despot who destroyed a once vibrant democracy, but others see another side.
What does it mean for a pope today if he bravely takes the name of Francis? The concerns of the 13th-century saint must be taken seriously.
Essay: We can't forget the advice of Teresa of Avila, who wrote that given the choice between a saintly confessor and one who is a good theologian, trust the theologian.
Essay: The fundamental need within Catholicism is to grow institutionally and structurally into the interrelated three-fold form of ecclesial existence.
Essay: One day you awake to find yourself behind barbed wire fences as a prisoner of an escape-proof concentration camp -- old age.
Essay: Thomas Merton's prophetic and contemplative stance against white racism has yet to be understood, much less practiced.
First Person: High school and college students convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss social justice at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
Essay: I’ve been thinking a lot about the way images, entertainment, the news and language socialize us into accepting a perpetual state of violence.