Commentary

The scandal may be in not holding funerals for gay spouses, theologians say

Regarding Catholic funeral rites for a deceased person in a same-sex marriage, public scandal is more likely to be caused by bishops' restrictive behavior than by permitting a funeral for a gay spouse.

Perspective

In Amoris Laetitia, Francis' model of conscience empowers Catholics

Pope Francis' conscience model, emphasizing individual conscience, differs from his two predecessors and provides a faithful, merciful guide to Catholics, especially couples in irregular situations.

Perspective

Nondiscrimination laws merit church support

Essay: Legislation protecting LGBT people from discrimination is a civil rights imperative that the Catholic church is obligated to support.

Perspective

Pope Francis brings nuance to notion of complementarity

Opinion: Because complementarity will be discussed at the upcoming synod, it's important to compare how Francis and John Paul II viewed the concept.