A Roman Observer: Church doctrine and the practice of many bishops towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons is to put us in closets.
John Paul II
Commentary: Is the concept of female permanent deacons a viable idea?
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
NCR Editorial: The Vatican accountants appear to be doing a better job managing the Holy See's finances, but we need to start seeing results: prosecutions, convictions and confiscations.
The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.
Updated: The presidential candidate is set to speak Friday afternoon in a presentation titled "The Urgency of a Moral Economy: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of Centesimus Annus."
Reading 'Amoris Laetitia': Couples married and planning to marry should start with Chapter 4; Moral theologians start with Chapter 8.
Distinctly Catholic: I want to push back against some of the prebuttals to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation and discuss what we can anticipate.
Thinking about Francis: A recent interview by Pope Emeritus Benedict and a speech by Cardinal Peter Turkson underscore Pope Francis' "hermeneutic of reform."
The Field Hospital: Fr. Mark Doherty says clericalism is no more present among today's younger clergy than it is among clergy of the baby-boomer generation.