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.
Column: A recent event brought together Catholic educators with Catholic archivists to explore ways that archival material, especially digitized material, can be used in classrooms.
Column: While my Netflix account is getting a workout, so are my spiritual muscles, since a number of my favorite British shows feature religious themes.
Column: Economic violence, a phrase rarely uttered in policy debates, was a reality to which Ruth Sivard devoted her professional life.
Opinion: I like to put my money where my values are (I don't shop at Wal-Mart). This commitment is doubly important when it comes to charitable giving.
I was at the Cato Institute, the belly of the beast of libertarianism, to speak about Pope Francis' view on capitalism.
Opinion: Pope Francis, in his speeches and visitations, won't have gone much beyond incensed pieties and play-it-safe verbiage. Unless ...