Just Catholic: In thinking of the shooting death of a Phoenix-area priest last week, I have to ask: Why would a priest have a gun?
Rape is sport for some in India. The bishops' conference of India named rape "physical and emotional terrorism," but that's not enough. It's time the church speaks out against this outrage.
Just Catholic: Every culture memorializes its war dead, like America does on Memorial Day. But no culture seems to honor peace. Not only that, no culture seems to really want peace.
Just Catholic: Whac-A-Nun season opened with a bang in Rome. Rapped knuckles belonged to LCWR and to any American woman walking around with letters after her name.
Just Catholic: The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Go tell your bishop. While you're there, let him know that Jesus first appeared to a woman.
Just Catholic: Can hot-button topics be discussed rationally, or have media and the blogosphere dragged everybody into an unending screaming match?
Just Catholic: The crowded and often nasty Catholic blogosphere predicts schism in the church. Is there a center? Can it hold?
Just Catholic: Pope Francis is doing everything he can to remind Catholics that they are buried holding rosary beads, not checkbooks. Will any of this make any difference?
Pope Francis is trying to do the right thing by appointing Cardinal George Pell to keep watch over the economical side of the Vatican. But will it make a difference?
Just Catholic: There are 900 million hungry people in this world. There is also an overabundance of obesity. Think about that when you fill up your plate.