The catechesis of the 1970s became a cautionary tale, the model of what not to do in passing on the faith. For years I was sympathetic to that analysis. But now?
China's Xi Jinping insists he will tolerate no concessions to the calls for electoral and governmental reform now being made in mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Those hostile to Pope Francis and how he’s governing the Vatican and church have affixed the bull’s eye on the backs of a number of people close to him.
The appointment of Blase Cupich will have an impact beyond the Catholic Church because it tells us about the role Francis wants the church to play in American life.
Reading a new letter from the Vatican, one might think the sign of peace is floundering in the church today. In fact, it's one of the most successful rites we have.
Karl Rove was on to something when he recently wrote “each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is still in doubt.”
The aristocratic credo holds that all of society benefits from a well-fed super-rich. But that is hardly the recent experience.
The president has reason to be frustrated that one sentence ripped out of context can paint a picture of a directionless approach to the world.
Do certain seemingly insignificant habits have a profound impact on our lives—on our success in school, at work, and even in our marriages?
What you may have heard is how racially polarized the country is in its reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown. But polarization is the wrong concept here.
We are confronted with a conservative judiciary using any argument it can to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of government.