What death is trying to tell us

Soul Seeing: What the writer of Ecclesiastes tells us -- what God is telling us -- is that our job on Earth is to be alive to the fullness of life.

Ethicist sees 'Joy of Love' as call-out for family, justice

Pope Francis is starting "a new kind of conversation" in talking about marriage and social justice as sides of the same coin, says Julie Hanlon Rubio.


Faith and doubt in 'Silence': a Lenten reflection

Why do the innocent have to suffer and die? Why is God silent? It is that silence that gives the novel its title.


Finding comfort in community

Essay: I have come to understand that a wake is a version of a funeral Mass and that a funeral home is a church by another name.