Pope Francis's Pessimism Is Good for the Planet
September 29, 2015

His Catholic critics complain about his apocalyptic rhetoric, but the pontiff is simply speaking the truth: We're in trouble.

Pope Francis Is a Politician. He Has No Other Choice.
September 23, 2015

Politics and morality go hand in hand.

Popes in America: 50 Years of Papal Visits
September 22, 2015

Pope Francis's visit this fall is the tenth apostolic journey to the United States.

The Islamic Climate Change Declaration Could Be More Effective Than Pope Francis's Encyclical
August 19, 2015

Muslims add their voice to the growing cry for faith-based climate change activism.

Pope Francis Against the World
July 29, 2015

The backlash from liberals and conservatives alike is good for his mission.

Feminists Should Not Give Up on Pope Francis
July 17, 2015

Is Pope Francis a good feminist? Maybe not. But feminists shouldn't dispense with him just yet.

Confessions of a Catholic Novelist
June 21, 2015

When water, bread, and blood aren’t just water, bread, and blood.

The Catholic Church Is Not an Enemy of Science
June 12, 2015

Rick Santorum says Pope Francis should "leave science to the scientists." But the Catholic Church has long promoted harmony between faith and reason.

Catholic Schools Are Brazenly Firing Pregnant Lesbian Teachers
September 04, 2014

And they're using morality as a defense.