Let's watch our language about gays and lesbians
Official statements calling gays and lesbians "disordered" and "violent" do little to make them feel welcomed and respected in the church. A pastor argues that it's time to stop the name-calling and start treating gays and lesbians as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Let's pray, pay, and have our say
According to church teaching, all the people of God have the right-duty, even-to share their opinions on matters concerning the good of the church.
John Henry Newman was one of the most distinguished. Catholic intellectuals of the 19th century. Already an accomplished theologian within the Church of England, Newman became a figure of national controversy when he decided to become Roman Catholic in 1845.
Knock it out
They say it’s lonely at the top, but it’s also lonely in the middle. That’s where Oblate Father Ronald Rolheiser often finds himself, trying to negotiate a peace between liberals and conservatives in the church.
Whether as president of a seminary, where the younger, more conservative students clash with older, more liberal faculty, or as a speaker, columnist, and author, Rolheiser is often seen as a bridge who can see both sides fairly and bring them together.
Five years into the sex abuse crisis, some Catholics are growing weary, while others are cautiously optimistic.
Ni aqui nor there
They're not immigrants, but they don't feel fully "American" either: U.S.-born Latinos are struggling to find their place in the U.S. Catholic Church.
Have faith in our youth
Young people can change the world, this Muslim interfaith organizer says. They just need a chance to share their traditions with each other.
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