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.
In my neighborhood, the war on Christmas began on Halloween, when an email proposing a December “holiday party” was sent.
We asked some younger Catholics, themselves just setting out in life, to compose responses to the stories in our symposium.
A special symposium, in which we asked parents to reflect and recollect on their experiences and challenges of raising their children as Catholics.
The spirituality at the heart of each child cries out to be nourished; helping children develop their sense of wonder through play will go far in this regard.
Our backgrounds were different, but our Catholic identity ran deep, with Irish-Catholic roots spreading in almost every direction.
Every poll shows the nonreligiously affiliated—now called “nones”—increasing in number. That number includes all my grown children. But it wasn’t always this way.
Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.