Flora x. Tang is a doctoral student in theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on post-traumatic sacramental theology, Asian American literature and queer theology.

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Pope's comments are about more than pets. They reinforce the church's narrow view on reproduction and marriage.

Pope Francis' view that couples who choose not to have children are selfish show the church's failure to acknowledge life-giving vocations of people who serve in ways other than childbirth or adoption.

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What if you experience harm instead of healing in the confessional?

Commentary: Countless Catholics on social media have shared experiences of harm by priests in the confessional booth — verbal and spiritual abuse, sexism, inappropriate conduct and out-of-touch priestly counsel.

In Lee Isaac Chung's 'Minari,' faith is difficult but persistent

Movie review: "Minari," set in the 1980s, raises questions about belonging, immigration and the American dream as the movie follows the struggle of a young Korean American family who have relocated to rural Arkansas.