Young Voices: Every family is an idiosyncratic web of characters and influence, even the ones with both a loving mother and a loving father.
Young Voices: Young people are demanding change. I hear them each day. They demand our commitment and our ability to see and recognize the truth.
Young Voices: Life can be quite painful for people with identities and cultural affiliations that are complex.
Young Voices: If we encounter Christ in those people who are marginalized and get to know them, we won't be able to throw them away.
Young Voices: An ongoing need exists for dialogue among millennial women, the church hierarchy, female mentors and the academic community.
Young Voices: Debates surrounding race have covered a number of topics, but one puzzling thread seeks to invalidate protests about racism with flawed comparisons.
Love. Love. Love. This Sunday's readings open doors to the complicating depths of love. John's Gospel offers us a formula that can be and should be applied to our lives together today: Remain in my love; this love is joyful and whole; this love generates friendships; and fruits of love will remain.
Remain in my love
Young Voices: The arguments about the death penalty feel exhausted. Nevertheless, the conversation is very much alive.
Young Voices: Mercy, joy and the poor church? Look closer. The trademark pillars of Francis' papacy are fruits borne of a deeper principle.
Young Voices: Jesus and the early disciples are an incredible reminder that you can experience a situation of utter despair and turn it into something transformative.