Viewpoint: Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification, and my parish's invitation to celebrate it, healed my spirit after an accident.
The Vatican and ABC News orchestrated a virtual audience with the pope for places that he wouldn't be visiting. One was Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.
The Eucharist is strangling the Catholic church. Most anthropologists assure us that rituals are essential to human life and self-discovery. Good rituals can be informative and formative. Bad rituals can be inhibiting and harmful.
I believe in the Eucharist as the source and summit of our life of Catholic faith. As a diocesan priest for more than 30 years, I have reflected long and hard about the power and purpose of our central sacred ritual.
Viewpoint: Instead of fixating on John Howard Yoder, we must listen to the survivors of his violence and confront the features of patriarchy that enable and mask sexualized violence.
Viewpoint: As happened in the third century, there is a growing gap between theology and experience, only this time the theology is twice removed from life.
Viewpoint: I have been asked about the Commission discussion and vote last Saturday at our Plenary. Why the silence and why have I not walked away? I will now explain.
Viewpoint: How many days of 2015 were there no police shootings of unarmed men, women and children? How do we build the "world house" King once envisioned?
Viewpoint: During the Year of Mercy, Catholics can become better acquainted with God's mercy by deliberately encountering Islam, another religion that takes God's mercy as its central focus.
Viewpoint: As a Catholic who teaches courses on Islam, I'm interested in Muslim-Christian relations. Which makes Indonesia my favorite place for fieldwork.
Viewpoint: I never decided to be baptized, go to Catholic school, go to confession, go to Communion, get confirmed. It was who we were.