Column: The problem I have with giving up social media for Lent, however, is that it ignores that sometimes social media use is good
Column: This year, the differences between the two parties may be more pronounced than in any election since 1980. How will such pronounced differences translate to policy?
Column: As never before, worshipers in the church of American politics are having a crisis of faith.
Column: Students successfully protested to change the names of two campus buildings named after Jesuits involved in slavery. The author suggests new names: Jesuits Fr. Richard McSorley and Daniel Berrigan.
Grant Gallicho, formerly associate editor at the independent lay journal Commonweal, became Nov. 1 the new director of publications and media for the Chicago archdiocese.
Column: Between now and the primary voting in early February, there are only two things that can conceivably damage Hillary Clinton's apparent lock on the nomination.
Column: Of all the books I've read this past year, Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship With Food was the most affecting.
By this time next year, the American people will have selected a new president. Only once in the 20th century was a two-term incumbent president succeeded by someone from his own party: In 1988, George H.W. Bush captured the White House after Ronald Reagan's two terms. So, if history is any guide, 2016 should be a good year for the Republicans, except that the current crop of GOP contenders are all trying to out-crazy each other.
Column: The theme at a recent conference at Loyola University Chicago on women and the church since Vatican II put the question front and center.
Column: If you ever have a yen for comeback stories, and who doesn't, I have one for you.