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A Catholic priest’s encounter with God through Zen
Infallibility was a “nineteenth-century novelty” gone wrong
My years of writing about religion and spirituality for San Francisco’s two daily newspapers roughly coincided with the reign of Pope John Paul II, which, from 1978-2005, was …
While a quick glance at the American Catholic priesthood shows a population that is white, aging, and shrinking, a new, first-of-its-kind survey of 4000 Catholic brothers and siste…
Sister Helen Prejean is famous for her book Dead Man Walking. In this volume, she looks back on her childhood in Baton Rouge and her early career.
If the the bishops and the Pope really want to alleviate the shortage of priests, they need to open the priesthood to women.
There is a pink elephant in the room. It’s name is the religious right, and I am calling it out. Turns out they do not like the Pope (though many others do: #popecrush). What has c…
A twist on the Flash Mob is helping to save historic Catholic churches.
A nonbeliever seeks comfort in the ritual of the rosary.
Reflections on Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy and my return to being Catholic