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When Archbishop Paul-André Durocher raised the question of ordaining female deacons during the first full day of the synod on the family, he stepped into one of the most contentious and complex struggles in the church — full participation of women in all aspects of their faith life, their church, writes Michael Swan.
If summer is for superheroes, sequels, and easygoing comedies, fall is when Hollywood producers start bringing out weightier fare in anticipation of awards season, writes Gerald Schmitz. He reviews four deserving of notice.
Ron Rolheiser, OMI, discusses three books on suicide and reaffirms the fact that the stigmas that persist must be challenged.