Some claims are so outlandish, so absurdly counterfactual, that they ought to stagger belief. But never underestimate human gullibility. We're w...
The communal morality of Latin American Catholics may explain, for instance, why they are so radically more responsive to Pope Francis's message around climate change.
Donald Trump has the potential to create the most important change in American history, to finally get this country to a place where it will be the ha...
The question of Catholic power or "aggression" and American public education made front-page news regularly, but "church and state" understandings have changed often, since.
While not all traditionalist Catholics agreed, the document did represent a change in "unchangeable" Catholic teaching through the centuries, an observation that was challenged forcefully in pre-1965 papal documents. Rome can and did change!
Evangelical Christians tend toward a Bible-alone theology, and tend to believe that the scriptures are evergreen in their entirety. The approach generally seems to be that all the rules presented then still apply.
Should Rabbis speak out about the subordination of women in the Catholic Church and Catholic theology -- or is it entirely an internal Church question?
Until the Pope sits down with a pen to reconcile Church doctrine with what is truthfully occurring in nature, much as he did with climate change, he endorses nothing and sets gay people up for even more betrayal -- because Pope Francis cannot assure the world that his successor will be as "gay friendly."
Autumn is a lovely time to visit the nation's capital. Here I look at contrasting visits by two prominent faith leaders.
I feel weird praising someone who represents the Catholic Church for simply practicing what he and his predecessors have been preaching for centuries. It isn't liberal to care that people are dying. It isn't revolutionary to want people to act with love before they act with hate.
Pope Francis has inaugurated the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. The three-week gathering of bishops from around will focus on married couples, parents and family.
Non-Catholics need to recognize that the "breath of fresh air" pope presides over a misogynist and homophobic hierarchy and is doing little to change that. Catholics need to know that there is one way to make change in the leadership of the church: cash.
Pope Francis and Neil Armstrong, outstanding men, honored men, accomplished men, all while being also, humble men. Rest in peace Neil Armstrong. And long live Pope Francis.
As Jesus followers gathered on Pentecost Sunday, 50 days after the Sabbath following his crucifixion, they were startled by rushing winds and tongues of fire.
In a TMFS sketch, the head of Catholic Republicans For America reacts to the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.
President Barack Obama welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis to the U.S. during a White House ceremony, and I was there. The experience was full of emotions. While of course I was excited to just see the pope and the president from a distance, I was also excited and curious to hear what His Holiness would say.