Several religious and laypeople met to discuss whether or not women could be admitted to the diaconate April 8 in California.
Young Voices: When I was 6, our music liturgist asked us to practice singing the alleluia for Easter; the problem was it was still Lent, and our priest had told us we couldn't say that word.
This summer's Convocation of Catholic Leaders comes at a time when the U.S. Catholic Church is seeking how best to respond to a changing social landscape.
Called by the bishops, the historic convocation will find more than 3,000 Catholic leaders — bishops, clergy, religious and laypeople — meeting July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida, to focus on how the pope's 2013 apostolic exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium" ("The Joy of the Gospel"), applies in the United States.
Distinctly Catholic: The liturgy of Holy Thursday focuses us on both the institution of the Eucharist and the great commandment to love one another.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis' critics cite the words of Jesus in Matthew 19 about divorce and remarriage. But should these quotes end the discussion?
The two-day meeting appeared to be where the next steps in the campaign against the pope were being worked out. It turned out to be nothing of the sort.
Distinctly Catholic: Liturgy touches us at the core of our beings. What is surprising is that so many feel the need to denounce those who view liturgical matters differently.
Since it was unveiled last week, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has been widely denounced as “immoral” and downright “evil” for boosting defense spending by billions while demanding drastic cuts to vital aid programs.
Yet if liberals and some conservatives are upset about cuts to programs that help ensure clean drinking water, give financial aid to low-income college students, and even help support Meals on Wheels — which delivers nearly a million meals a day to the sick and elderly — would Jesus have a problem with slashing assistance to the needy?
Comments made by Catholic legislators in New Mexico in support of abortion and physician-assisted suicide "do not represent" church teaching and "may be confusing to the Catholic faithful," said the state's Catholic bishops.
Book review: Building The Human City should bring renewed attention to an unjustly neglected 20th-century Jesuit scholar, Fr. William Lynch, and to his insights for public life today.