The promotion and defense of religious freedom has fast become a top priority of the Catholic Church in the United States. Threats to this fundamental right are widespread, grave and growing, both at home and abroad. The Catholic bishops of the United States are duly alarmed by this trend, and we ha
True BelieverRe “A New Thing” (Editorial, 5/27): Five years ago, I began teaching online ministry courses for Dominican University in Illinois and Ushaw College in Durham, England. Having taught in traditional classrooms for well over 30 years, I had my doubts. But no more.The heart of t
The raucous crow of roosters announced my arrival as I pulled my car into the last available parking space. It was my first visit to the Canossian Spirituality Center in Albuquerque, N.M., and the day had started off in its usual, hectic way. I had overslept, burned breakfast, misplaced the car keys
A classic article on the next generation of Catholics—including priests and men and women religious—from the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley.