Pope Francis just issued his long-awaited statement calling for less judgment and more tolerance. But his statement would have had a more profound impact if he had also called for more judgment, less tolerance of Catholic priests who rape children, and the bishops who protect them.
Casting JWT from Catholic social teaching is to throw the baby out with the bathwater, it is to take away what little the Church has offered her wounded warriors.
I have learned that sacred places are all around me and most importantly within me.
They exist in every religious tradition. I'm not talking about fundamentalists. I'm talking about people who believe they're called to turn the spirit and idealism of a religious founder or reformer into institutions.
Terrorism has been described generally as the use of violence, or the threat of violence, to accomplish a political, religious, or ideological purpose...
There are two sides to every coin when it comes to holidays in the West. Let's take Christmas and Easter as examples.
I am very proud I grew up in the Dominican Republic. Because of this, it's disappointing to see how some loud fellow countrymen are promoting homophobia.
"I could be implanted an embryo that is technically older than I am..." I said to a friend recently as we discussed embryo adoption and I explained to...
ROME -- Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope three years ago. He is now 79 years old and still seems willing to go further to set his reforms on an irreversible track. But the Curia grumbles against what is perceived from the inside as an authoritarian and unpredictable boss.
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When thinking of Catholic Sisters, the term "corporate stances" doesn't immediately come to mind. Prayer, spirituality, and ministry all exemplify the Dominican Sisters' charism, but so, too, does justice.
She would announce her candidacy between errands, right outside of the grocery store. With a child constantly clinging to her leg and another on her hip, she would give firm, inspiring answers to her interview questions before leaning down to listen to the whispers of her toddler.
As a devoted fallen-away Roman Catholic, my writing a novel about a Catholic archbishop and his deep questioning of his own beliefs was a difficult and, personally, very contentious process. My own long experience of The Church had led me to the conclusion that it is a self-serving bureaucracy intent upon maintaining control of its flock.
Despite what it sounds like on the campaign trail, Americans of all religious backgrounds are opposed to curtailing freedoms for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
I do think the Pope's message was progressive, even for an American audience. As a result, he deserves any accolades he receives and none of the internal criticism because for the first time, the Catholic Church is actually respecting a woman's right to make broader decisions about her own body.
In a TMFS sketch, a network executive confesses his feelings on Donald Trump.