Photo by Bob Fitch

'Dorothy Day: Love in Action'

Patrick Jordan brings an ease to his subject that comes from true friendship; he weaves together his living sense of Day’s personality with major themes in her work.

Too Much of a Good Thing

When we consider "Laudato si’" and the call to conserve resources and strive for a just world, placing antibiotics on the list for conservation is not a stretch.

'The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings'

Philip & Carol Zaleski bring to life the Oxford literary club who smoked, drank, argued and midwifed books that became classics of fantasy, apologetics, and poetry.

Lincoln's Religion

Lincoln is a riddle because we are a riddle to ourselves. We are his heirs, for good and for ill. We cannot escape his legacy, and we don’t know what to make of it.

Letter from Rome

Francis holds first private talks at Vatican with Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb; Former aide to Bishop-emeritus of Rome claims Ratizinger never really resigned as pope

A Pentecost on Crete?

A historical, unprecedented “Holy and Great Council” to be held in June may have important consequences for the Orthodox Church and its relations with Rome.
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'The Name of God is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli''

When Pope Francis issued a formal “bull” instituting the current Year of Mercy, he included in its appendix a lengthy informal interview with an Italian journalist.

'I Want Soul'

Award-winning novelist C. E. Morgan talks about "moral beauty," evil and empathy, and how landscape informs her work, including her latest, "The Sport of Kings."

Getting What We Pay For

Many Americans (and American businessmen) think that the United States has the highest tax rates in the world. But that it isn’t even close to being true.

Still Two Cities

Can a progressive-minded approach can work in a city where the more severe measures of the past failed to prevent a steady increase in the number of homeless people?

Clinton, Sanders & 'Visionary Gradualism'

For Clinton and Sanders, coming together should reflect a shared commitment to taking the country in a direction very different from the one Trump is calling for.

'Phishing for Phools'

Robert J. Shiller and George A. Akerlof examine influences on the marketplace beyond supply and demand, and wonder: Why didn't economists see the 2008 crash coming?
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