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Vatican II Continued

Catholics have been arguing about the Second Vatican Council—about what it did and didn’t do, about what it meant and still means or what it never meant and could...

Turning Point

In the fall of 1965, I worked in the final session of the Second Vatican Council. A young priest and doctoral candidate, I was tasked with distributing documents...

The Single-Issue Trap

In 2007 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, a guide for American Catholics seeking to discern...

Catholics & Party Politics

Both presidential campaigns are calling this election a choice between two starkly different visions of America. At least on that score both are right. The crucial...

Missing the Mark

Every day for years I’ve prayed the liturgy of the hours and attended daily Mass. I say a rosary each day, join my parish for a novena, participate in...

Not a Muslim Issue?

The USCCB’s recent statement “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” which calls for resistance to growing threats to religious freedom, mentioned Islam once....

The Bishops & Religious Liberty

In April, the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement, “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” warning...

All Aboard?

There is a healthy struggle brewing among the nation's Roman Catholic bishops. A previously silent group, upset over conservative colleagues defining the church's...

A Cherished Accommodation

On April 12, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops published “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” its latest statement decrying alleged governmental attacks on...

Catholic Kosher

Testifying before Congress about religious liberty last February, William Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, proffered an analogy. The government would not force a...

Quit the Church?

Recently, a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post cast as an "open letter to 'liberal' and 'nominal' Catholics...

Rome & Women Religious

In the memorable opening lines of the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, the bishops proclaimed their...
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

When in Rome...

March 4, 2013 | 0 comments

The War on Beige

September 26, 2011 | 0 comments

Santo Subito?

March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Not Above Politics

February 4, 2011 | 0 comments