Editorial: The question that the synod is forcing us to confront is if we have created a mistaken notion of the ideal, and the challenge is to create a new ideal that embraces new realities.
Editorial: The Second Amendment is not in jeopardy. It is not going to be revoked or altered. The right to bear arms will not be abridged.
Editorial: The world truly is safer with the Iran deal than without it. Applying pressure to our elected representatives will keep us on this path to peace.
Editorial: The 70th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki provides a fleeting opportunity to consider the impact of a nuclear exchange.
We say: Come September and Francis' visit, we all are likely to be shaken to our roots by a much-expanded definition of Catholic orthodoxy.
We say: In the wake of the same-sex marriage ruling, the church needs a "take a deep breath" approach.
We say: The church has made progress in addressing the sexual abuse scandal, but none of it happened voluntarily. All of it was forced by public pressure.
We say: People of faith who want to move beyond the horror and outrage caused by the Charleston shooting must learn two hard lessons.
We say: CARA has repeatedly demonstrated that understanding the changing dynamics of the church is preferable to proceeding as if the church is immutable.
We say: The mere announcement of the tribunal should rouse bishops around the world from any hesitancy they may feel addressing this issue.