Simply Spirit: Four years on, what can be said of Francis' papacy as it relates to women in the church? If you explore more deeply, there is much to praise.
Simply Spirit: U.S. immigrants are subject to false narratives about their economic impact, and the current administration threatens those seeking refuge here.
Simply Spirit: Trump's cabinet picks do not bode well. But I take heart in remembering that the majority of Americans voted for a different set of values.
Simply Spirit: Aside from the usual suspects -- laity and nuns -- bishops are exercising prophetic leadership in opposing the massive deportation of refugees.
Simply Spirit: I promise to be there for you when Trump's policies try to make lunchmeat of us all. Because we are all in this together.
Simply Spirit: A new national conversation has been sparked about the unsavory behavior of some men, that women have, in the main, kept quiet about for far too long.
Simply Spirit: I originally intended to devote this column to troubling developments in the presidential campaign, but after Sunday Mass I changed my mind to Haiti.
Simply Spirit: I'm appalled by the unrelenting media bias peddling a false narrative that Hillary Clinton is secretive and untrustworthy.
Simply Spirit: As the church seeks creative ways to serve local communities, ministerial equality should be high on the agenda, right alongside access to the Eucharist.
Simply Spirit: If the diaconate and priesthood are not irrevocably linked, there is strong precedent for ordaining women deacons.