By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!
Fordham University's award of an honorary degree to John Brennan, an unapologetic advocate of torture, is a scandal for Christians, a dark moment in the university's history, and a betrayal of its Catholic commitment to human dignity.
Pope Francis is trending as the model for transforming corporate cultures through humble leadership. His actions and words are "liked" on Facebook and hashtagged on Twitter as guideposts for a new business model.
Only an asthmatic may fully ever understand how beautiful your first deep or semi-deep breath feels after laboring in panic for whatever oxygen your lungs have been willing to suck in only moments prior.
At their best, Jesuits implement their founder's strengths: Ignatius was a practical mystic. He stared at the stars on Rome's rooftops by night and administered his order like a grand strategist by day
The Society of Jesus in the United States and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA continue to urge the government not to roll back humanitarian protections for refugees and asylum seekers simply because more people need it.
True spiritual enlightenment lies not in going to Church every Sunday or believing in a specific set of dogmas, but rather in understanding how religious parables can be used to shed light on mankind's greatest challenges.
As the only high school diploma equivalency tests accepted by all 50 states, changes to GED has a huge impact on the millions of people who hope to earn credentials equivalent to a high school diploma. This is particularly onerous on the poor.
However well-intentioned, interfaith dialogue will likely fail if the conversation is inappropriate for its audience, participants feel pressured to compromise their beliefs, and if some participants attempt to proselytize.
Both popes face the daunting task of restoring confidence in a religious institution rocked with scandal both sexual and financial. Can he restore the faith of fallen-away Catholics like myself, who could no longer bear the dichotomy between institutionalism and morality?
Dispensing with the need for a miracle that could be attributed to Blessed John XXIII's intercession, Pope Francis has approved him for canonization as a saint. Francis demonstrates by this decision his exceptional admiration for the pope who called the Second Vatican Council.