Russell Shaw
Isn’t secrecy in the Church an obstacle to accountability, participation, and other desirable things? But it is sometimes appropriate and even...
Joanna Bogle
In 1992 the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women. The resultant furor prompted many to cross the Tiber to Catholicism....
Joanna Bogle
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI announced a new bridge across the Tiber, an opportunity for Anglicans who wished to retain aspects of their liturgy...
Michael Trueman JCL
Not enough priests. Diocese in bankruptcy. Urban flight. Vanishing ethnic communities. For these reasons and others, parish closings and...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
When it comes to the tough questions, we want to go to a reliable authority for answers, but how do we know if the authority is reliable? One...
Leon J. Suprenant
How should lay people relate to their bishops, especially if the bishop doesn’t seem to be in line with Rome? If he seems to have his head in...
Anthony E. Clark
There’s a big difference between joining the non-denominational church around the corner and joining the one, holy, catholic and apostolic...
Russell Shaw
In 1964 there were 180,000 religious; today there are 67,000. The effects of this tragic loss on the Church can hardly be exaggerated,...