Opinion: The same-sex marriage debate is raging these days. Beneath the breakers runs a broad stream of little-known history that might bring calm.
Opinion: A growing movement has emerged on college campus calling for divestment from companies that support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
Opinion: Although I am angry at the hierarchy who close authoritarian ranks and hurt our church, I believe there are more of those stories to be written.
Opinion: The 2010 attack on an unarmed humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters ruptured relations between Israel and Turkey.
On Easter Sunday, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on television and reaffirmed Catholic teaching regarding the impermissibility of same-sex marriage. He said, however, that the Catholic church must ensure "that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. And I admit, we haven't been too good at that."
Opinion: Budgets are moral documents. Against the backdrop of debt ceiling drama, sequestration politics and budget battles, it is a vital call today.
Opinion: The outcome of the June 14 Iranian elections will make little difference as long as power remains with hard-line clerics.
Opinion: A friend once said we should write our own history. If we don't, somebody else will get it wrong. He was right.
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.