Women on a mission: We should join the "nuns" in their care for the poor
When the church gets you down, you can always serve the poor.
Clothes don't make the Mass
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Consulting the faithful: Why bishops should use review boards and how they work
Canon lawyer and charter member of the National Review Board Nicholas Cafardi talks about the importance of advisory boards and lay consultation.
From Isaiah to Economic Justice for All: A brief history of social justice
From the saints to popes and bishops to theologians, Catholic thinkers have long made the case for social justice, tracing its origins to scriptural accounts from the Old Testament exhortations on justice to Christ’s example of love and outreach to the marginalized.
Sins of the father: Wrestling with Abraham's parenting skills
The suspect actions of Abraham should give us pause about what makes him one of the heroes of the Bible.
By anonimus () [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Dads behaving badly: A closer look at the fathers in the Bible
In this first installment of a two-part meditation, we are reminded of Abraham's "daddy issues." Even this exalted father of faith had a rocky start.
Lorenzo Monaco (circa 1370(1370)–circa 1425(1425)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
We can do better: Responding to sex abuse 10 years later
An attorney and charter member of the National Review Board sizes up the U.S. church’s progress on sex abuse over the last 10 years.
Male and Female, God created them
Rethinking John Paul II's theology of the body.
Take it to the board: How effective are lay review boards in preventing sex abuse?
Panels reviewing sex abuse allegations help dioceses get their houses in order, but they are only as effective as the information the bishops give them.
Jim Caccamo has a simple explanation for why he joined the lay review board for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri back in 2005: Former Bishop Raymond Boland asked him to.
“When the bishop asks you, you say yes,” says Caccamo, a lifelong Catholic and member of St. Peter’s Parish in Kansas City.