I even became a Catholic nun for seven years, seeking to please my Heavenly Father. But to my dismay, I didn't experience the connection to our Creator that I thought I would.
For me, this generation holds more hope than any previous generation I could name, including my own.
The Sochi Olympic Games were supposed to mark the pinnacle of Putin power and prestige, but instead it may mark the moment of his undoing.
Halfway through the tantalizingly trashy trailer for what looks like a painfully literal movie called Son of God, the eight-year-old boy inside me gave a whoop of hopeful pleasure.
Like so many other aspects of his story, the nature of the castaway's faith remains cloaked in mystery.
Tradition is of great significance to Catholics. But what is meant by "Tradition" in a Church that is now 2000-years-old? When we speak of Tradition, we must speak of historical process.
For Augustine, the true significance of marriage was not procreation, but the enduring friendship of two human beings who are innately social creatures.
Avoiding the "F" word wasn't a conscious decision on my part. Rather, I accepted the game that was in place. I sized things up from the standpoint of what I needed to do to succeed. I learned the rules and played as well as I could. That all changed on December 5, 2000.
This week, I've really been thinking about things. So I grabbed my computer and I wrote my very first letter... to God.
It would be amazing and life-saving to turn this situation around in 2014. Chagas disease is silently devastating millions of people throughout the Americas -- we need to give a voice to those most in need.
In this day and age, it's sad to me when my clients struggle in their wedding planning because of religion. Usually the problem isn't a conflict in be...
Even working in a field that seems so old and dry, every so often you have the opportunity to stumble upon a text that is utterly unexpected. I stumbled upon -- and that is the right expression -- a question that seemed to leap off the page.
Aside from the dangers of discouraging those who need conventional mental health from seeking it, the practice of exorcisms also opens the door to financial exploitation of the vulnerable and naïve.
Millions of women work for, go to school at or have spouses that work at or use Catholic social services, hospitals, universities and schools. It is these millions, not the dubious rights of institutions, that are intended by and should be upheld by the Supreme Court.
Now that Philomena is going into wide release and has been nominated for four Oscars -- I have a few words to say about the film and about the facts it was based on. You might say I have standing in the matter.