Appreciation: As a psychologist, then-Fr. Pat Nidorf recognized the limits of the church's approach to homosexuality and he began a group in 1970, "to bring dignity into the spiritual and social lives of some very special people."
Book review: The histories of evangelical publishing companies include lives of leaders who held on to what they believed was a divine mandate to evangelize as they navigated the twists and turns of U.S. commerce.
Commentary: The Atlantic recently published James Carroll's "Abolish the Priesthood," a critique of clericalism. Beyond the article's headline, Carroll proposed ways that Catholics could reimagine tradition; he offered hope. Sadly, the piece brought together condemnations from both the Catholic right and left.