Seminaries have four to five years of post-college priestly formation to train men to be leaders of the small “corporations” that parishes have become.
In the trenches of parish life, I am aware of how an ecclesiastical environment that produces wounded people can lead to a community's unraveling.
Any college-aged man entering a Catholic seminary during the ongoing crisis of the priestly sexual-abuse scandals does so with a certain amount of self-...
Tushnet's memoir illuminates a theology of friendship, the outward-looking call to love and serve, devotions to troubled saints, and a healthy anti-clericalism.
Sex for the fun of it, children if and when we choose and of the sort we choose. But would such a world be good for children? And would it be good for sex?
Sexual misdeeds, false identities, cult worship, theft, and murder; If this astonishing tale were not true, it could be the work of an accomplished mystery writer.
Although sex can be a volatile distraction, it can also be a positive, joyous, even stabilizing element of a well-integrated life.
The synod comes at a time when a huge gulf has opened up between the teaching of the church on sex, marriage, and the family and the practice of many Catholics.
Why are social conservatives eagerly citing—and in the process, badly distorting—queer theory? To defend traditional ideas about sexuality.
Are we likely to hear from Catholic women who believe responsible use of birth control is compatible with their faith and their vocations as wives any time soon?
For better or for worse, same-sex marriage is one of the most successful social movements in American history. Its claims were outside the realm of political...