Elise Italiano Ureneck: Do’s and don’ts of dialogue

Everyone from bishops to influential lay leaders to people in the pews now have a microphone (or megaphone, depending on their number of followers) to use. More often than not, they are rewarded with increased visibility when they post something divisive or reactionary.

Effie Caldarola: ‘Lord of the dance’

Jean Vanier, who founded L’Arche communities for the physically and intellectually challenged, once said, “If you are blind to the poor, you are blind to God.”

John Garvey: Jeremiah revisited

It is dismaying that the California Senate has so little concern for the sacrament of reconciliation. But in that regard it is not unlike most Catholics.