Sharp traditional distinctions between male and female that formed traditional Catholic theology over centuries have dissolved in recent times challenging church teachings.
With his simple, thoughtful and often pithy comments, Pope Francis is showing himself to be among the most quotable popes.
NCR Today: Andy Schlafly is the founder of the website Conservapedia. One of the tasks of Conservapedia is rewriting or editing the Bible. Examples are included.
Opinion: You are reading this today because I took required "core" theology courses when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame.
Today's first reading sounds like a description of a feast of fools. Who would brag that they were singled out to receive a special invitation addressed to the ignorant or a reserved place at the supper for the simple? Yet when Lady Wisdom sets the table in her mansion, she is very particular about her guest list -- she invites only the unpretentious.
"Doing Catholic Theological Ethics in a Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Asian Context," the first pan-Asian conference of Catholic moral theologians, convened in India to seek ethical responses to the region's issues.
Prominent theologians and bishops from across Africa have sharply called for more expansive discussions at this fall's global meeting of Catholic bishops on family issues.
As the United States gears up for the next presidential election in 2016, would-be contenders are already coming forward to announce their candidacies. As soon as each makes his or her intentions public, the race begins -- not the presidential race, but a parallel race bent on smearing the opposition by digging into their personal lives for every true or unsubstantiated detail that might cast doubt on their abilities, ethics, principles and values.
It was a slippery slope. Once I began to refer to the Holy Spirit in the feminine in my sermons and in the creed, certain results followed — slowly at first, but inevitably.
Global Sisters Report: Moira McQueen views her appointment to a prestigious Catholic commission as cumulative of her faith and decisions made throughout her life.