Commentary

Conscience and its enemies

Should doctors and nurses be forced to take part in procedures that violate their conscience? It's a timely question. New federal regulations to enforce existing conscience protection laws are being challenged in federal courts.
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Make room for the essential

As we begin the start of a new school year, and children and young people are filling their backpacks for a season of new opportunities, maybe we, too, can take the time to look at what’s filling our lives.
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Biblical wisdom for expectant, ‘older’ mothers

There is a special kind of humiliation (and humor, if you're a good sport), reserved for pregnant women who skew a little bit above the average age of moms in this country.
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Finding help, healing depression

I share my story in the hopes that it will help someone else. There’s no shame in sharing our limitations.
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What to say in confession/ Reverence needed in church

Father Doyle fields questions about returning to confession and the proper clothing for church.
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Lessons in empathy

Everything I need to know, I learned at home and St. Rose of Lima School.
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Communicate with integrity

Winning an argument or venting on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook are not good reasons to muckrake, to search out and publicize the faults of people one disagrees with.
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In secret you will be repaid

Recollection is the practice of gathering those things together again to see the self in full.
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What all Hispanics lost in the tragedy of the El Paso massacre

Reports from around the country show that all of us, whether Mexican Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Central or South Americans or Caribbean peoples, feel less safe, whether our roots in lands now in the U.S. go back, as mine, 325 years, or whether we are recent immigrants.
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Friday abstinence for vegans/ Parents and nonchurch wedding

Father Doyle fields questions about Friday abstinence for vegans and what parents might do when their children want a nonchurch wedding.
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