Column: Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan never set out to radicalize his life by resisting state violence and being jailed for it.
Column: Can the presidential election polling be trusted? Is it useful at this stage of the race?
Yoga is not a threat to my faith. It's been an asset to it -- and it can be for many Catholics and other Christians.
Column: A former student now serves as a seasoned staff attorney in Washington for the Children's Advocacy Institute.
Column: If we, as Christians, really believe in forgiveness, we must work for prison reform now. It's a pro-life issue.
On what was to be, unpredictably, the last day of his life in mid-February, Antonin Scalia did have death on his mind. At least not his own. The Supreme Court justice, 79, had come by private plane to Cibolo Creek Ranch, a remote luxury game preserve in West Texas near the Mexican border that is a haven for the moneyed class. Lodging tops out at $800 a night.
"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