Joe Ferullo lives in Los Angeles and works in the television industry.

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Mario Cuomo understood gray areas, which made him very Catholic

NCR Today: The late Mario Cuomo was not driven by blind ambition. He had a "catholic" view of the real world and the sacrifices that ambition demanded.

The wimp factor

There's something wrong with progressives in the Catholic church. We just don't get angry enough.

At odds with ourselves

There is no magic pill for the political polarization gripping the country – no perfect candidate, no bipartisan commission. The problem has roots far below the surface of politics.

Singing Italian nun shows subtle shift in church under Francis

Many things mark the subtle shifts Pope Francis has brought to the culture of the church, including the weekend prayer meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Let me add one more: a singing nun.