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.
Opinion: Budgets are moral documents. Against the backdrop of debt ceiling drama, sequestration politics and budget battles, it is a vital call today.
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: 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.
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.