Opinion: There has been a distinct lack of courage surrounding various people in this digital age. We need to fix that.
Opinion: Author Garry Wills says the priesthood is superfluous. My reaction is to think of all the priests I've been blessed to know.
Opinion: Pope Francis' style has moved discussion from governance to the leadership he will provide. But church governance is more complex than style.
The biblical admonition "to proclaim liberty to captives" (Luke 4:18) has taken on critical urgency with respect to the 166 prisoners being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. To protest their unjust indefinite detention and dehumanizing mistreatment, many prisoners are now in the third month of a hunger strike, and with each passing day, their health deteriorates.
The conference together lawyers, legal scholars, politicians, faith leaders and LGBT advocates to move forward El Salvador's burgeoning LGBT human rights movement.
Opinion: As Francis embarks on a papacy rooted in Gospel values, a cloud of unresolved and inadequately addressed ecclesiastical cover-up envelops the Vatican.
Opinion: South America continues to blaze new trails for fair elections as well as for the political applications of the church's social teachings.
Opinion: A convention in the Baltimore archdiocese drew a mostly older crowd for its discussion on Vatican II. One attendee ruminates.
Opinion: We stand at a crossroads. Catholics are deeply divided, and we need a new attempt to unify the people of God.
Opinion: Despite the body count of the war in Iraq, some of the same politicians in Washington who pushed us into war a decade ago want to do so again.