Faith Features
September 20, 2017
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt says that the image of a God who suffers with us can play a role in helping people recover.
Politics & Society Features
March 07, 2017
An old Jesuit parish in San Francisco took on a new mission to help its neighbors in need.
Politics & Society
November 07, 2016
St. Columba began celebrating Black Catholic History Month and Kwanzaa alongside the regular events in the liturgical calendar.
Faith in Focus
August 18, 2016
"What is unclear is how that role works when your godchild is a fully-formed adult."
A HOMECOMING. People sing during a Mass for young adults at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Dec. 10.
October 07, 2015
In the fall of 2013, gentrification arrived in my working-class North Oakland neighborhood. The rent ticked up month after month. Then one day, the landlord called to notify us he was putting the house on the market. Because of an influx of highly paid tech workers into the Bay Area, the house liste
Faith in Focus
February 17, 2015
I met the monk, before he was a monk, on Facebook. The message icon flickered to life when an actor we both know made the connection: two writers, two creative people, two weirdoes, two Catholics. Perhaps we’d like to get acquainted? The monk back then had a different name; let’s call hi
April 15, 2014
Midway through Richard Rodriguez’s recent spiritual autobiography, Darling, the author offers Catholic readers a useful catechism: “I stay in the church because the church is more than its ignorance; the church gives me more than it denies me. I stay in the church because it is mine.&rdq
March 19, 2014
What we can learn from a generation seekers
September 26, 2013
Teaching the art of spiritual autobiography
Faith in Focus
November 15, 2010
Finding renewal--and a dose of irreverence--in a women's prayer group