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  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership, an international free-trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration, is an object of great controversy. The deal has even drawn the attention of bishops in the United States and Europe. In an unprecedented joint letter , they do not clearly endorse or reject the T.P.P., which will have an impact on...

  • Ron Fournier (Penguin Random House)

    Ron Fournier is an American Catholic layman and political journalist who serves as...

  • Pat Summitt’s name is one that comes up often, and not just in the world of college basketball. I didn’t grow up watching college sports. I couldn’t—still can’t—name players, teams, team colors or coaches. (Full disclosure, if it wasn’t for Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs facing Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks in the 1999 NBA Finals, I still wouldn’t be watching any sports today.)

    Yet despite all of this, I knew who Pat Summitt was. More specifically, I...

  • On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt declaring unconstitutional a Texas law that required doctors performing abortions to have nearby hospital privileges and abortion clinics to comply with ambulatory surgical center standards. The decision applies directly only to the Texas law, but puts in doubt the constitutionality of similar laws in other states. On June 28, the court issued orders declining requests from...

  • I will try to not repeat what has already been established about the candidacy of Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States. In Sunday’s Washington Post , Henry M. Paulson Jr. a former U.S. treasury secretary and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, speaking as an...

  • There’s the sound of shuffling feet as a procession of black-robed women viewed from behind move swiftly through the shabby ruins of their convent on the way to prayer. Seven times a day, lined against two walls facing one another, they chant the daily Office. Their voices are strong, collectively beautiful, praising God and revealing not a clue of the terrible, almost unimaginable, suffering they have endured. It is Poland in 1945, the Germans have been driven out by the advancing Russian...

  • Since there has been so much conversation around Pope Francis' comments about the church offering an apology to the L.G.B.T. community I thought I would offer a little context.

    First, Pope Francis was responding to a question that referenced a comment, from a few days ago, by Cardinal Reinhold Marx, president of the German bishops' conference, who himself said that he felt the church should offer an apology since it had marginalized that community....

  • Twilight stretches out over an eternity during the summer solstice in the North Country of Minnesota, where I found myself this past week on a pilgrimage of sorts to Bob Dylan country. Work had brought me to Minneapolis, his brief collegiate home , and so I extended my visit for two days to fulfill a desire two decades old and drive to...

  • This weekend in New York City the LGBT community celebrates “Pride Weekend.” In the wake of the Orlando massacres, this event takes on great significance. Now, not every LGBT person will march in a parade this weekend or this month. Some people prefer to stand on the sidewalks and cheer. Some don’t much like parades at all. Sadly, some still have a hard time accepting who they are, and also struggle with their relationships with God.

    So I’d like to offer some reflections for LGBT...

  • Dr. Aqualus Gordon (University of Central Missouri)

    Aqualus M. “Kway” Gordon is a psychologist specializing in masculinity who...