It was during my university days that I came to terms with my sexuality and came out as a gay man. How I long for the opportunity to sit with the Holy Father and tell him about my life in the church, and ask him why I still sit in only the back pews of the church.
In August of 2013, I was fired from my job as a Campus Minister at a Catholic high school in Minnesota when I told the staff that I was in a relationship with a woman. There were a lot of unknowns in the days that followed, so I began making a list of what I know for sure.
Earlier this year, Nepal was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 9,000 people and left hundreds of thousands more injured. Today, the country continues to rebuild itself in the wake of this natural disaster thanks to the support of an unlikely partner -- the church.
Perhaps nothing is more important to American politics than a well-reasoned debate. Unfortunately, far too many people are ill-informed to make such discussions possible.
With more refugees on the move on our globe than anytime since WWII, it's getting harder to ignore them. We all know what Donald Trump would do. Send them back! Build a wall. He's made that pretty clear.
Firstly, Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is fighting for exclusion rather than inclusion.
What the Catholic Church has in store for LGBT Catholics and their supporters during the World Meeting of Families feels less like love and more like a chill wind.
Full disclosure: I call it my garden, but I'm not the gardener. Not really. I don't plant things. I don't do the big weeding. I don't make plants grow or buds blossom.
While the book ban has since been overturned, the controversy persists as national organizations take sides in this local debate. To extricate myself from this religious fervor, I rely on the peace gained from my time in nature.
There is no ambiguity in Carson's statements during his Meet the Press interview on September 20. He's clearly stated his belief that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with the Constitution.
I am an avid reader of most everything spiritual in search for a clearer message for the broken-hearted, including my own. My intentions are dev...
The same day the Messiah endorsed Sanders, media and politicos focused only on Kanye West's official decision to run. Yes, he's running folks, and he's serious.
Arizona GOP Congressman Paul Gosar announced he was going to boycott Pope Francis' speech to Congress, because he doesn't think the Catholic pontiff speaks out against Islamic extremism, or sticks up for oppressed Christians in the Middle East. But evidence shows Pope Francis is already doing both.
We became instant friends because we had so much in common: we both love God and Jesus Christ, work in film and television, he's also an author, love music -- he performs and I listen, and we both recently converted to Christian Orthodoxy and love Church.
photo at stocksnap.io by Mathieu Nicolet My ten year-old came to the car with his toes only half in his tennis shoes and his foot hanging off the ba...
While I am in no way suggesting that we should not work very hard and carefully to maintain freedom of religion, acknowledging that bad decisions in either direction can have dire consequences, the rhetoric of persecution being thrown around is not only false, it is offensive.