A church I'd vote for
Who says the church is not a democracy? Not Robert J. McClory, who finds ample evidence of people power in Catholic history, as well as reason to hope for more in the future.
Laity on the line
The church has reached another of his defining moments. Joel Schorn and Alice Camille argue that this time the laity need to step up and take charge of their own role in the church.
O Father, where art thou?
America's priest shortage could be coming soon to a parish near you-if it hasn't already made a disappearance. Renée M. LaReau reports on how U.S. parishes are surviving life without Father.
That all may be one
The truth is bigger than any of our separate churches. In an interview, Cardinal Walter Kasper offers an update on the Vatican II-inspired ecumenical movement.