Soul Seeing: I choose to live the Catholic spiritual realities and values that seem to have been forgotten in the institutional church I had supported my whole life. I let go of who I was "supposed" to be, who I was "told" to be, and, instead, embraced who "I AM."
VATICAN CITY — The ability of church officials to be their own worst enemies has been on display the past two weeks as the Vatican has been rocked by the scandalous handling of a letter from Pope Benedict about a series of books on the theology of Pope Francis.
In his review of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, Michael Sean Winters criticizes the author for using unreliable sources. One source that Douthat cites is John Zmirak. Who is John Zmirak?
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Koch brothers and Latinos just arriving in the U.S.; the nation's mayors; neo-liberalism cannot be baptized; 'Francis Derangement Syndrome'
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the head of the Vatican's new streamlined communications office, Italian Msgr. Dario Vigano, a week after his mishandling of a letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI provoked a global outcry.
The Field Hospital: Seattle archdiocese hosting annual Mass for persons with special needs; Affordable housing in crisis; Literacy program launches in Arkansas; One priest reaches out to inactive Catholics
The Field Hospital: Outreach to Latinos/Hispanics in the New York Archdiocese can trace back to the 1950s, and now, of the 2.8 million Catholics here, an estimated one third to one half of the people are of Latino background. The V Encuentro meeting Feb. 24 focused on continued evangelization.
Commentary: The omnibus spending bill now before Congress already includes funding for the enforcement regime that will move to deport Dreamers and their families along with temporary protected status holders.
Book Review: Only the Roman Catholic Church, because of its size, its centralized structure and its centuries of experience, is able to bring together an alliance of world civilizations. The church is a complex of opposites that uniquely positions it to lead such an alliance.
As police investigated a series of package explosions in central Texas that killed two people and injured four others, two of the state's bishops said their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and families and friends of those victimized by the explosions.
In Conversation: Kelly Stewart and Kira Schlesinger discuss Schlesinger's book Pro-Choice and Christian: Reconciling Faith, Politics and Justice; Catholic sisters share their stories during National Catholic Sisters Week