Perspective

The moths have eaten me: reflections on failure, faith and grace

I am in my late 70s, but it has only been recently that I have begun to experience grace arising from the worst kind of pain, from the depths of pain, and in the death of two of my children.

Perspective

Just say the words: I try to pray after losing two children to suicide

This is about a father who has to fight against feeling that he is a freak. This is about a father who is still trying to figure out how to pray after his life turned upside down — twice.

Commentary

The joy of love -- but not for everybody

Commentary: The pope's exhortation that LGBT people be treated with respect is heartfelt. But the church has offered those words before, and they often ring hollow.

Cordileone's continuing controversy in San Francisco revolves around Catholic identity

The continuing controversy surrounding San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's attempt to emphasize Catholic teaching on sexuality in the San Francisco high schools under his control is, among other things, about how we understand Catholic identity.

In the context of our secular society, it is good and necessary for a diocesan bishop to focus on Catholic identity.