"Nurse Jackie," an award-winning TV series now available on Netflix, features a Catholic nurse addicted to painkillers. The series' overaching question: is she a saint or sinner?
Column: The day the Affordable Care Act was passed, I told a friend who worked for the Obama administration, "Just remember, the sales pitch can't stop."
If you are not keeping up on the arts and successes of hypnobirthing, it's time to check in with Lakshmi Landa. For the past 12 years, she has been a leading practitioner of counseling pregnant women and their partners as they go through the rituals of birthing, either the way nature designed, which can lead to enduring moments of joy, or the conventional medical establishment way, which can be fearful, hurtful and expensive -- obstetrical violence, in other words.
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.