Jesuit Fr. Jim McDermott is a screen and magazine writer in Los Angeles.

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A place for us: on being gay in the priesthood

Perspective: As a gay priest, you tend to think of your silence as a required act of self-sacrifice. But our self-erasure contributes to other people believing there is no place for them in the church or the world.

Border ordinations: US West Jesuits take rite to small church near Mexico

San Ysidro, Calif. - It began with a simple request. Jesuit ordinand Elías Puentes wondered if the ordaining bishop could be someone who could speak to the immigrant experience.

On becoming a sanctuary: Five points for Catholic institutions to consider

Want to declare sanctuary status? Five things to think about before you do.