Opinion: The church is not a business, but it does have a responsibility to use the scarce resources available to it as effectively as possible.
Opinion: The minimum wage should be a living wage, providing low-wage workers with what they need to rise out of poverty and care for their families. That is justice.
With a pope who is trying "to light a fire in the heart of the world," the bishop of Innsbruck, Austria, seems to be throwing cold water on the entire project.
Opinion: Survivors who meet with Pope Francis should be supported. It is an act of great courage and no victim should be forced or guilted out of it.
Viewpoint: Hans Küng provides grounds for the inner courage that is needed to begin efforts that will accelerate that positive change in the Catholic church.
Opinion: Lent is over and as the frozen pipes loosen and my sewage flows freely again, I will sing alleluia this Easter season with a vigor and joy.
Opinion: To prevent future tragedies fueled by hate like Sunday's shooting at a Jewish community center, we must begin by getting to know others and showing we care.
Opinion: It seems administrators in some Catholic schools are prepared to post signs that say, "No gay people need apply."
Opinion: Francis can earn little credibility about his devotion to the poor if he does not first embrace those whose lives have been impoverished by his church.
Viewpoint: The UN interrogation of the Vatican about priestly child abuse is long overdue, but it remains to be seen how effective Pope Francis' child abuse commission will be.