Will the Catholic Church seize the opportunity to create a safer world for kids?
The document covers a number of other issues, but it’s clearly meant to send a signal to the hierarchy that the pope has a new program in mind.
Among his first acts as pontiff, Pope Francis ordered every diocese in the world to survey Catholics for their attitudes about any number of controversial issues, including marriage equality, contraception and divorce. The gathering of bishops will discuss the results of those surveys.
Cameron Conaway believes that if Pope Francis were Mr. Francis the junior high teacher, he’d be lambasted and ridiculed by about 35% of the US population.
England and Wales are now among the small number of countries in which gay marriage is not only recognized but legal.
Britain’s top Catholic cleric thinks the church should lift the ban on Roman Catholic priests marrying.
Christian Piatt asserts that the church needs to prove its commitment to the poor and the marginalized.
The author of “Thug Kitchen: A Recipe in Blackface” needs to spend some time checking her assumptions.
Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.
With the larger-than-life MLB playoffs approaching, Bob Varettoni connects with the brand of baseball played on a stage that’s just right.
If you’re looking for a way to talk to your child about their family, you might take a hint from Ricky Martin.
Maurice Hicks Jr. on what makes a football man so irresistible.
Michael Kasdan discusses the breaking evidence showing that the extent of football’s link to brain trauma is serious and far worse than expected.
What do you think? Are kids being over-scheduled and over-structured?
When author Mike Szmanski was asked, “Why couldn’t he just be with a woman and be like normal?”, his response showed how normal he is.
You say one thing. But what we hear is something else entirely.
Tor Constantino explains why he thinks pain and guilt are similar to a smoke detector – and how they can help.
The MLB playoffs start this week; but not for Lee Pietruszewski’s Minnesota Twins. And that’s OK.
Because of my muscle wasting disease, I have very little physical ability, but for the most part, I never notice it, and a large reason for that has always been my brother’s endless willingness to help me.
It’s a sentiment I’ve always found perplexing–the idea that hope is less realistic than despair–and though many of my favourite works have negative outcomes, I’ve never felt that this gave them a verisimilitude that other films lack.
Have something to say about men in business? The Good Men Project is taking submissions.
Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.
Tony Posnanski doesn’t think he’s romantic. You might disagree.
You expect to find declarations of love and heartbreak in books and poems… But what about on the bathroom wall, the freeway overpass or the cracked concrete?