Opinion: The only healthy family, according to the bishops of the world, is one with a wife and a husband. This makes me sorrowful.
When Ambassador Robert White died in January, we all lost a great crusader for justice and human rights. The Jan. 30-Feb. 12 print issue of NCR includes a related story of the never-ending and escalating battle for those rights in Honduras, where we met White 50 years ago when he was a Foreign Service officer posted to the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa.
It is in these streets where God dwells among us, calling, luring us into new possibilities of nonviolent love and transformation.
How can retired priests use our experience and gifts to serve the Lord in expanded roles, and ease the burdens of parish priests overloaded with work due to a dire priest shortage?
As the Ferguson October protests shut down three Wal-Marts -- in support of John Crawford's family, a black teenager recently shot by a police officer in an Ohio Wal-Mart -- among other actions, the church and people of faith need to attend to "the fire next time," to echo the warning of James Baldwin's classic.
Opinion: LGBT Catholics love for the synod to accept same-sex marriages, but they are realistic enough to believe this will not happen. They are thinking of future generations.
Opinion: Now that we know Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., is heading to Chicago, here's some advice for him.
Opinion: Young Catholics are increasingly turned off by the attitudes of some American bishops, including the opposition to civil gay marriage and refusal to consider female priests.
Opinion: A clear mark of Christian solidarity is the practice of hearing the cry of the poor and making their cries for dignity, love, justice and freedom our own.
Viewpoint: I've seen fear in the faces of Ferguson residents, black and white, who don't want their city to explode. They want to feel safe. But they want more.