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.
Opinion: Our societal focus on making money ahead of serving God's people has unloaded a wrecking ball to the state of our planet and global economy.
Opinion: This summer, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, offers a fresh opportunity to reflect upon the sacrifices made to achieve freedom.
If in the future, most American Christians support same-sex relationships, it will be due to the emergence of a certain type of conservative Christian.