Commentary

I am a domestic abuse survivor. Parish priests must do more to support people like me.

Parish priests often pray for prisoners, the sick, the homeless, the unemployed — just about any other type of suffering except domestic violence. This omission sends victims and perpetrators the message that their situation is unmentionable, or not a problem, and that it should remain a secret.

Commentary

Like Biden, my Supreme Court justice grandfather was shamed for going to Mass

Commentary: I believe that my grandfather's peace lay in knowing the difference between the politicized mandates of institutional Catholicism, and his own morality guided by the small "c" catholic church, meaning "universal."