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.
Simply Spirit: "Interpret everything in its most favorable light." My adherence to this centuries-old maxim of the Sisters of St. Joseph is being severely tested right now.
Simply Spirit: Maybe we are making some progress in peeling away the next layer of that pungent onion called systemic U.S. racism.
Simply Spirit: To say I was thrilled when the Vatican upgraded the celebration of St. Mary of Magdala to a feast on par with the other apostles doesn't nearly begin to cover it.
Simply Spirit: Every year around June, my thoughts turn to my dad, who died nine years ago on June 16 (Father's Day weekend) at age 87.
Simply Spirit: I recently listened to a podcast by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, a Sister of St. Joseph, who spoke eloquently about "arguably the most celebrated woman in the Christian tradition."
Simply Spirit: Pentecost is my favorite feast in the liturgical year; the Holy Spirit manifests the unpredictability of a God who relishes a walk on the wild side.