Viewpoint: As happened in the third century, there is a growing gap between theology and experience, only this time the theology is twice removed from life.
Viewpoint: I have been asked about the Commission discussion and vote last Saturday at our Plenary. Why the silence and why have I not walked away? I will now explain.
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?
Viewpoint: During the Year of Mercy, Catholics can become better acquainted with God's mercy by deliberately encountering Islam, another religion that takes God's mercy as its central focus.
Viewpoint: As a Catholic who teaches courses on Islam, I'm interested in Muslim-Christian relations. Which makes Indonesia my favorite place for fieldwork.
Viewpoint: I never decided to be baptized, go to Catholic school, go to confession, go to Communion, get confirmed. It was who we were.
Viewpoint: Two billion people lack access to essential medicines that would alleviate their suffering or even save their lives, resulting in 10 million deaths each year.
Bernie Sanders is a climber -- not a social climber, for sure, but a poll climber, rising steadily as his unapologetic liberalism attracts donors with money and supporters with zeal. Within hours of announcing his campaign for the presidency, $1.5 million poured in, most of that in small sums, and 175,000 volunteers signed up. Polls now show him besting Hillary Clinton, with the rest of the Democratic field gasping in the air of irrelevance.
Viewpoint: There is a case for allowing divorced and remarried Catholics, in certain cases, to continue to receive the sacraments. Valid issues on both sides need to be addressed.
Viewpoint: The United Nations' sustainable development goals seek to moderate rather than transform the economic development model that has caused potentially catastrophic environmental harm.