Margie Winters: The Making of A Rebel

When I first read the story of how Waldron Mercy fired Margie Winters, a lesbian married to another woman, from her post as head of religious education, I argued that she’d been treated shabbily, and not in accordance with the best of Catholic teaching. Even so, only half aware of doing so, I formed a [Read More...]

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The Not-So-Simple Faithful

How do you welcome someone who’s convinced he holds the deed to your house? That’s the question I’d put to Pope Francis. Or maybe I should say the latest question. Addressing an enormous crowd in Paraguay, he urged the Church to “welcome those who do not think as we do.” Maybe Paraguayan bishops are in [Read More...]

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Pope Francis and the Mommy Trap

The Holy Father is all about mothers. In Ecuador, he warned of a “mother wound,” which threatens to leave children too emotionally crippled to give and receive love. According to the pope, everyone emerges from childhood with a mother wound, since no mother is perfect, but the children of harsh or negligent mothers sustain an [Read More...]

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