Catherine M. Odell is a freelance writer and editor and the author of 14 books, including one co-authored with Margaret Savitskas, Angels of the Lord: 365 Reflections on Our Heavenly Guardians (Our Sunday Visitor, 2016).
Catherine M. Odell
Two Indianapolis high schools caught in summer controversy with Archbishop Charles Thompson about firing — or not firing — gay teachers start up the school year with a new status quo.
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is the youngest of the Democratic presidential candidates. According to his pastor, "The person you see on TV is the same person I know. … He is who he appears to be."
Dignity was founded in 1969 in San Diego by Fr. Patrick Nidorf, an Augustinian priest and psychologist who felt that the pastoral needs of his city's gay Catholic community were being ignored.
More than 60,000 people gathered for the beatification of beloved Capuchin friar Fr. Solanus Casey Nov. 18 in Detroit, moving him a step closer to canonization.