What does it mean to separate oneself entirely from the law’s precepts by embracing radical poverty as a form of life?
Contrary to popular belief, the USCCB does not have the power to tell individual bishops—or Catholic health-care systems—what to do and what not to do.
Many of us have adapted to our consumer culture—a culture in which affluence is morally innocent or even commendable. “More” is taken to be a universal aspiration.
One always has to consider the cultural background of a vow. A vow made in our culture today means something different from one made in our culture fifty years ago.
The single piece of evidence in what may be the St. Louis Police Department’s oldest unsolved mystery is a stunning drawing of the crucifixion.
Images, names, and circumstances make it clear that sacrament and mystery are vital to writer David Schickler's worldview.
David Schickler’s disarmingly glib spiritual memoir provides shadows, shocks, heartbreaks, and offenses. What's a passionate young Catholic man to do?
On the thirtieth anniversary of Joseph Bernardin's lecture on the consistent ethic of life, four contributors reflect on its meaning for today's church.
Unless the exchanges make clear which plans cover elective abortion and which don’t, the ACA’s requirement that insurers segregate abortion funds makes little sense.
The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.
Pope Francis has surprised the world because he embraces the Christian calling to destabilize and to challenge.