Gaza trip reveals daily struggles that families, doctors endure

Perspective: During a June visit to tour hospitals and clinics in Gaza, I saw firsthand the severe hardships that medical providers and families face in order to treat the children of the region.

A pilgrim's reflection on the feast of the Assumption

Ephesus, Turkey -- Despite the danger of our own times, a steady stream of Muslim and Christian pilgrims travel to the revered place in search of Mary.

Throwing out the Boy Scouts, N.D. bishop hurts, not protects youth

In the same week that Pope Francis spoke publicly about offering a new welcome back to the Church for remarried Catholics and their children, a bishop in North Dakota was offering a message of a different kind.  Bishop David Kagan issued a public letter stating, "Effective immediately, the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Bismarck and each and every one of its parishes, schools and other institutions is formally disaffiliated with and from the Bo


Reflections on a trip to Nagasaki 69 years after destruction

Reflection: One bomb did more damage in a matter of minutes to Japanese Christianity than had 400 years of intense persecution by the rulers of Japan.