Viewpoint: Three University of Notre Dame students weigh in on El Salvador's proposed legislation to increase penalties for women seeking abortions from eight years up to 50.
In his encyclical "The Gospel of Life," St. John Paul II warns, "Freedom negates and destroys itself and becomes a factor leading to the destruction of others, when it no longer respects or recognizes its essential link with the truth."
Given the so-called post-fact, post-truth world exemplified by the new U.S. president who openly disdains objective truth, we live in a new dark age where the essential link between truth and freedom is at risk.
Viewpoint: How many days of 2015 were there no police shootings of unarmed men, women and children? How do we build the "world house" King once envisioned?
There is a general recognition of the energy generated by the methodology and theology of the Latin American church. Where does this sense of something new come from and what does it mean for our church? What we should not expect is a series of new authoritative pronouncements or dogmas, nor a denial of the existing ones. Rather, what we might expect is a new way of being church, a church very much involved in and related to the ordinary, daily life of our universe.
Viewpoint: The problem with the Vatican document "The Gift of the Priestly Vocation" is that the language about homosexuality is not nuanced, but sloppy, and thus, dangerous.
Christmas: For many years, Maryknoll Fr. Bob McCahill has been sending an annual letter to friends at Christmastime, chronicling his experience living among the people of Bangladesh.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez writes: "We have a consensus in public opinion. What we are waiting for is politicians and media figures who have the will and the courage to tell the truth and to lead."
Heal the hurt: At "Circle of Healing," I discovered that I needed to hear the stories of the group's three survivors of sexual abuse. I came away with more hope for the church.
Viewpoint: The church must do more to build a comprehensive theory on the evils of gun violence, in much the way that the U.S. bishops built a theory on the evils of nuclear weapons.
As a church that seeks to reach out to vulnerable and marginalized people, we must consider the environment we want to create for those struggling with gender identity.