Good Friday: God’s Love Poured Out

It is no use to talk in a large vague way about the love of God. Read More

Holy Thursday: Jesus Still Washes Our Feet

“From our feet, we can tell how the rest of our body is doing. The way we follow the Lord reveals how our heart is faring. " Read More

Young People at Pre-Synod Meeting Call for Church to Openly Address Sexuality

Youth from around the world have issued a call for the Catholic Church to openly and honestly address matters of sexuality, and to do so from a Church that is a welcoming place for all people. Read More

A Humble Church of Acolytes

How can the Catholic Church better adopt a humble disposition when it comes to LGBTQ folks? We should start by following the examples of our acolytes.  Read More

Are U.S. Youth’s LGBT-Positive Views Being Represented at Pre-Synod Meeting This Week?

This week in Rome, some 300 youth and young adults are meeting in advance of October's Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Included among the attendees are three people from the U.S., but given their backgrounds, will the overwhelmingly LGBT-positive views of U.S. Catholic young people be fairly represented? Read More

Brunch Epiphanies

In my mind’s eye, I regularly attend the most fascinating brunches, where the mimosas are bottomless, and both laughter and tears surface in equal measure. Read More

Read Today’s Gospel–And This Blog Post–All the Way to the End

Perhaps it isn’t prudent to begin a scripture reflection by noting that the Gospel passage about which one is to write includes one’s least favorite bible verse. You know the one: it’s not uncommon to see it flash by on a sports broadcast where a fan – or an athlete - has it scrawled on a sign, or on their face, a la Tim Tebow.  Read More

Homophobic Church “Not the Church of the Future,” Says Former Irish President Mary McAleese

To mark International Women's Day earlier this week, the group Voices of Faith held an event in Rome about women in the Catholic Church. Titled "Why Women Matter," the event featured two LGBT advocates, former Irish President Mary McAleese and lesbian Catholic Ssenfuka Joanita Warry. The event also prompted a civil exchange between McAleese and an Irish bishop. Read More

Have Catholic Theologians Been Too Quiet About Fr. James Martin’s “Building a Bridge”?

The blog Daily Theology had an interesting back-and-forth about Fr. James Martin, SJ's new book, Building a Bridge. The conversation centered on whether academic theologians were sufficiently engaged a book that has made sizeable waves in the Church, and what it means to do public theology. Read More

Turning Over Tables With Jesus

“He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area.” This image from today’s gospel is not the way I like to imagine Jesus. Read More