With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Jean Vanier gives the new pope advice on reaching out to the least among us.
How one community struggles with the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies.
Anyone who follows the news is well aware of the nation's current economic troubles and high unemployment rates, but yesterday's report from the U.S. Census Bureau showed just how broad the scope of the problem really is.
Catholics have a long history of support for unions, but the recent protests in Wisconsin show how strained the relationship has become.
Veteran Catholic lawmaker Timothy Cullen was the last Wisconsin Democratic state senator to leave Madison on a chilly winter morning this past February. The other 13 had already fled the capital and across the Illinois state line, immune from any attempt to force them back to vote on the usually mundane budgetary fix to adjust the state budget.
Don’t paint public workers as a public enemies; they’re just working for the common good.
The country’s cities may no longer be the epicenters of poverty.
With Arizona's new immigration law causing debate around the country, it's best to start off on the same page about the facts. Lawyer Tom Roach clears up some common misconception about immigration.
Not all JustFaith groups meet in parish meeting rooms. One allows inmates to deepen their faith and serve their community behind bars.
Eleven men sit in a circle on church pews that they have pulled close together in the cool and peacefully quiet chapel. They listen intently as soft-spoken members of the group discuss the plans for their day-long retreat.
God’s messengers are often just as surprising as the words they bear.
Advent always opens me up. Just when I think I am in control of my life and ministry, I am confronted by the challenges of a new liturgical year. The prophets get under my skin. The gospels splash my soul to surprise and awaken me.