Pope Francis Is Not A Marxist, But A Dreamer

Pope Francis’ message is one that he also lives daily by eschewing fancy digs, fancy wheels and the excesses of wealth. He talks it — and he walks it. But it would be wrong to assign a political philosophy to his profound demonstration of faith.

When It Comes To Modern Love, Who Is The Real Neanderthal?

The newest media push is polyamorous relationships, which I’ve now witnessed being depicted on several specials and news reports as a reasonable alternative to traditional marriage. Many find it difficult to understand us “Neanderthals” who bristle at the thought of constantly having to accept new lifestyles. ABC news, for example, asks us to “have an open mind” and consider whether “they have a point.”

Novelist Oscar Hijuelos Aptly Shared Our Story As Cuban Émigrés

It becomes an inevitable part of every man’s life, sharing who he really is — even if it hurts, shames or embarrasses. So it was with novelist Oscar Hijuelos, who received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for literature after writing “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.” It was adapted into the 1992 film “El Mambo,” […]

The Country’s Future Depends On Immigrants

Americans are having less sex — reproductive, baby-making sex — than they ever have before. Last week, TIME Magazine had a cover story entitled, “The Childfree Life.”  The gist of the article was that increasingly, in our modern era, “having it all means not having children.”  The choice to not have children represents a shift […]

Who Speaks For Us?

As President Obama chooses the acquittal of George Zimmerman to reaffirm his black heritage, we should remind him that he should be there for all of us.

Isn’t It Time For Our Own Yoani Sanchez?

Yoani Sanchez is a Cuban dissident. Her words against her own oppressive government cannot help but remind us of our own history against tyranny. But should they not also remind us of our present condition?

New Pope, New Doctrine? The Catholic Church Should Allow Priests To Marry

There is perhaps no bigger challenge facing the Catholic Church than its global sexual abuse crisis. And that issue is inextricably tied to whether priests should be allowed to marry. No matter the next pope’s nationality, he will undoubtedly have to face this issue. The question is not if, but for how much longer, the Catholic Church will continue requiring priests to be celibate. The answer? Not much longer.

On the Radio: I’m on Los Angeles’ KTLK all week

All this week, I’ll be hosting the 9 am – 12 pm PST (12 pm – 3 pm EST) block on Los Angeles’ KTLK. You can listen online by going to http://rick.to/onKTLK or to the KTLK site and clicking on “LAUNCH PLAYER.” Listen, tweet, call. Our national conversation begins again.

My Remarks to the ADL’s National Executive Committee

I had the privilege to be invited by Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, to address their National Executive Committee on February 10, 2012. I discussed my recent trip to Israel as part of a group of Latino journalists, as well as my own very personal journey over the past year that had led me to learn more about myself, the Jewish people and to develop a personal friendship with Abe.

Yes, it’s true. I will be calling FIU football games.

  Well, it seems the news has already hit twitter and the Miami Herald’s website. I am happy to confirm that I will be doing color for FIU football games for the 2011-2012 season. I’m extremely excited to be volunteering my time to Florida International.  I’m not getting paid to do this–I just wanted to give […]