Rather than continue to define itself by a few culture war issues, the U.S. church should follow Cardinal McElroy's lead in moving nonviolence to the center of Catholic teaching on war and peace, says Tom Roberts.
Many of my sister-"sheros" are dealing with diminishment and the frailty of aging. We are accustomed to doing great things for the people of God. It can be hard to not be at the forefront of ministerial action anymore.
The bishops' doctrinal note not only denies the reality of transgender, nonbinary and intersex persons, but compounds the harm experienced by already very vulnerable people, says columnist Daniel P. Horan.
Vicki and Ed Greenan were looking for a new mission in life, when Fr. Peter Daly suggested that parenting might still be their calling. Four years later, they have adopted six children with serious medical needs from Ukraine.