The Field Hospital: Fr. Philip Bochanski says Courage feels supported by Pope Francis' encouragement to accompany those "with same-sex attraction" on their spiritual journeys.
A small c catholic: Catholic writers have focused on the question of why suffering exists in the world if God is good and loving.
A poll, published in the liberal daily L'Unita on March 29, challenges long-held perceptions that Italy is a "Catholic" country.
A small c catholic: Today's American religious scene is full of people who have raised important faith questions but find that their faith communities won't or can't engage such questions.
A small c catholic: If we Americans can manage religious harmony, we can be a model for countries that struggle with the challenges of religious pluralism and diversity.
Parish Diary: Religions rise. Religions fall. Is the Catholic church going out of business? It's a fair question.
Matthew James Christoff has highlighted a crisis of faith for men within the Catholic Church.
Russia's aggression against Ukraine is an extremely dangerous situation that should be of concern to all Americans.
Preparing for the Year for Consecrated Life, members of religious orders, secular institutes and consecrated virgins are asked to spend a considerable amount of time remembering the joy they felt when they first realized God was calling them.
"Pope Francis has asked us to let our hearts dwell on a freeze-frame of the joy of 'the moment when Jesus looked at me,'" said Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz and Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, respectively prefect and secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Since his election, Pope Francis has made millions of friends and admirers. But he has acquired some critics, too. Then there are the extremely hostile, outspoken opponents who see him as a heretic or deceiver and speak with shrill and caustic voices. Not surprisingly, many of these come from the extremes of the religious traditions that Pope Francis talks a lot about -- Catholics and Jews.