Is Blood Thicker Than Holy Water?

What is more important:  family ties or connection to the institutional church?  In which of... Read More

Remembering LGBT Workers on Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the United States of America.  It’s a day set aside... Read More

Is Cordileone Fit to Serve as Archbishop of San Francisco?

News of Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone’s arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol has been... Read More

Finding Hope in Challenging Times

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts on Sunday and Monday,  Sister Jeannine Gramick and I... Read More

Washington State Catholic Pastors' Refusal Continues to Inspire

While we were in Washington State last week doing educational programs on Catholic support for... Read More

Drag Queen Ban Lifted and New Ban Imposed

Just a week ago, we reported that Most Holy Redeemer parish in the Castro neighborhood... Read More

Drag Queens Prohibited at Most Holy Redeemer Parish

  In what appears to be the new San Francisco archbishop’s first intervention at the... Read More

Bishop Cupich's Message of Compassion Should Become a Message of Justice

In his blog on the National Catholic Reporter  website, Michael Sean Winters rightly praises Spokane’s Bishop... Read More

ALL ARE WELCOME: Memo to Cardinal George on How to Show Respect for LGBT People

  The ALL ARE WELCOME series is an occasional feature  which examines how Catholic faith... Read More

Hope for Dialogue and Understanding with New San Francisco Archbishop

The  appointment of Oakland, California’s Bishop Salvatore Cordileone as Archbishop of San Francisco has prompted... Read More