Too many, tragically, who call themselves Christians have placed aside their faith in God and lifted up the gun as a new false idol.
How is masturbation always "contrary" to the dignity of the body? I am troubled at the way in which this particular use of "sin" tends to be linked to our bodies -- especially our bodies as sexual bodies.
It would be great to hope for that kind of rational self-awareness. But it would be naïve. Emotions almost always trump reason, and there is no more powerful emotion than fear. We have done this before, and we will do it again, and again.

Let everyone not wrapped in tired and disproven doctrines about sex rid themselves of anti-scientific dogmas and be free. The law of grace, not of fear, can now blow freely.
It is a common and hyperbolic refrain that Democrats have been (and still are) the anti-religion party. Now, however, Republicans may be running into religion problems of their own as evangelical and Roman Catholics become more engaged with issues such as poverty and climate change.
While the culture wars are usually attributed to the Christian right, the U.S. Catholic bishops are in many ways responsible for starting the culture wars that have polarized society and paralyzed our political process. Today, the Catholic bishops have a chance to back down from the culture wars they started. The question is: will they?
Then in early September, Obama said he would delay acting on his own, a move that was seen a way to protect vulnerable Democrats
Conservatives, led by Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, have blasted the pope for encouraging a
In April, a top Vatican official warned the LCWR that in recognizing Johnson it would provoke the Holy See. At the conflict’s
Although members of Congress and the president are professing to pursue a humanitarian response to the border crisis, the proposed solutions often undercut the very protections that children have in current law in order to have the Border Patrol expedite their deportation back to Central America.
The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration.
Catholic universities are uniquely positioned to make an enormous impact because of their moral mission and sheer size. There
Many Catholics are looking for and hoping for the "Pope Francis Effect" to have its effect on attendance at mass and other Catholic parish activities. To date this effect has failed to materialize.
CARA's survey included a representative sampling of 444 clergy and 75 lay leaders across the U.S. church who mailed and emailed
Migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border spiked 27% in 2012, reaching nearly 500. And as of May 2013, some 5,595 immigrants
BALTIMORE (RNS) After serving as vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the past three years, there
I cling to my Catholic faith with a dogged perseverance that, frankly, I'm beginning to question. Do I remain Catholic because it's easier than the alternative? Because I'm just apathetic enough that permanently abandoning the religion seems too much work? I'd like to think not.
We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God -- what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of Washington's babble.
One goal of the U.S. bishops this year is to improve homilies at Mass. Homilies and music are integral to helping people experience God's presence.
Why are seven U.S. Senators opening themselves up for such a big domestic backlash by siding with Iran, North Korea and Syria?