Healing of the church can be brought about by all faithfully living their God-given vocations, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore told Catholics in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston during a visit to the statewide diocese in early October.
Book Review: Pope Francis established his concern for the plight of migrants and refugees on his very first trip outside of Rome, just months after his election as pope. On the Italian island of Lampedusa, a waystation for many refugees making their way to Europe, he celebrated Mass and commemorated the thousands who have died at sea.
Soul Seeing: Years ago, the Catholic Guardian Society purchased a home in my Brooklyn neighborhood with a plan to convert it to a residence for adults with developmental disabilities. My neighbors were determined to block it.
The delegates at the bishops' youth synod this month will hear few, if any, women's voices during the meeting, so more than 50 advocates and scholars gathered ahead of time to launch a new book and draw attention to the need for more women in church leadership and reforms.