(RNS) — Being quarantined is a minor place in purgatory compared with the hells of having the virus itself, losing a job or living in a society in chaos.
(RNS) — A crisis either makes us better or worse people; it never leaves us the same.
(RNS) — My precautionary isolation due to contact with someone with COVID-19 has given me time to think.
(RNS) — When a member of my Jesuit community announced he had COVID-19, I could not do the Christian thing and rush to give him comfort. Instead, I updated my power of attorney and wondered who I'd infected.
(RNS) — It is time to put the common good over our personal good; it is time to respect science not partisan spin masters; it is time to be our better selves.
(RNS) — The saints of old risked their lives for those with the plague. We can at least do our civic duty.
(RNS) — With Catholics almost evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, they may be the key to those prized swing states that can determine the outcome in November.
(RNS) — For me, Trump is an occasion of sin that I should avoid. I need to cast him from my mind like a dirty thought.
(RNS) — I can forgive sins of weakness, but I am not ready to forgive Theodore McCarrick, Vanier, Harvey Weinstein and other men who are alleged to have abused their power to prey on the vulnerable.
(RNS) — Netflix’s 'Messiah' is intriguing, but in the end, good television makes for bad theology.
(RNS) — Francis appears to have feared splitting the church over the question of celibacy.
(RNS) — Attacking political and economic elites for not taking care of the poor, God's messengers challenge today's leaders and preachers who ignore their civic responsibilities.
(RNS) — The McCarrick report needs to respond to simple questions that may require complex answers: Who knew what, when and where about McCarrick’s activities?
(RNS) — In the appointment of a new archbishop for Philadelphia, the U.S. church has traded a longtime conservative intellectual leader for a pastoral bishop who is most comfortable being with his people.
(RNS) — In a rerun of a 2016 case, the Supreme Court shouldn't be required to settle what the parties ought to have settled themselves.