William L. Portier
Despite Evangelical Catholicism’s hectoring tone and the particular set of political judgments into which it straitjackets John Paul II, readers ultimately can’t afford to ignore George Weigel.
What can the next pope learn from Benedict, and what should we seek from him? Our special series concludes with new stories from William L. Portier and Richard R. Gaillardetz.
Once, in another lifetime, I taught high-school religion. As anyone who has faced a classroom of teenagers knows, the experience can be withering. “Why should I go to Mass? I don’t get anything out of it.” As I get older, I find myself looking forward more and more to going to church. It is less of a discipline, more of a joy.
Catholic attitudes toward sex and marriage have shifted dramatically over the past fifty years. How should the church respond, pastorally and doctrinally, to this growing disconnect between official teaching and the practice of individual Catholics?
As the 2012 presidential campaign is about to begin, Cardinal Francis George offers his new book, God in Action, in which he attempts to limn a politics informed by the Catholic philosophical tradition.
The many trials of Archbishop Rembert Weakland—a review of his autobiography