Faith and Reason

Charles C. Camosy June 26, 2019
While Pope Francis has given special consideration to what some may consider liberal life issues, he has also spoken up strongly and clearly for the more traditional prolife issues.
We shouldn't get rid of the priesthood. We should reconnect it to the holiness of God.
Terrance Klein June 17, 2019
It is tempting to want to change the words of the 2011 Roman Missal. But we shouldn't—part of the point of ritual is its seeming changelessness.
A teacher at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Henderson, Ky., helps third-grade students with a reading lesson on March 28, 2019. A new document from the Vatican Congregation on Education states that Catholic schools and parents must help teach children that gender is fixed from birth. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
David Cloutier June 12, 2019
The Vatican’s document on “gender theory” is bound to create further conflict, writes David Cloutier of the Catholic University of America, but it exposes the confusion around the differences between nature and choice, and between respect and affirmation.
Susan Bigelow Reynolds June 03, 2019
We do not join with one another to be politically correct or to celebrate diversity. We do so because we believe that salvation is communal.
Thomas P. Rausch May 14, 2019
The work of IOTA could help move the ecumenical movement forward. IOTA plans to meet every four years, on the model of the Olympics. It could become a blessing for all the church.