Commentary

Let US Catholics arise and stand ahead of bishop presidents' Rome summit

Commentary: U.S. Catholics could stand after the memorial acclamation, as a tangible expression of expectation that our clergy understand that they must develop reforms with the laity to protect minors.

Commentary

If we want to reform the church, let's make women cardinals

Commentary: We don't need to wait for women to be ordained — there have been laypeople in the College of Cardinals before. Let women have a place at the table now.

Perspective

7 takeaways from hosting 'Amoris Laetitia' theology seminars for 47 US bishops

I traveled with pastoral leaders and theologians across the U.S. to assist our bishops in discussing Pope Francis' 2016 apostolic exhortation on family life. Let me offer you seven takeaways.

Perspective

What I learned from organizing, participating in Boston's 'Amoris Laetitia' event

Perspective: The exhortation is a beautiful, readable document that offers to help priestly and lay ministers in their outreach ministries to families. In my research, I found that in at least six countries, bishops and cardinals together with theologians had taken creative steps to share "The Joy of Love" with their people. Could our bishops do the same?