Continuing the Conversation

The Vatican & Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

William E. May The February 13 issue of Commonweal featured an article by the Consortium of Jesuit Bioethics Programs, “Undue Burden? The Vatican & Artificial...

Suffering, Silence & Holy Week

In the face of an atrocity, the comforts of prayer and piety can look not only empty but obscene. This was always true, but after the Holocaust it became a truism....

Sex, Religion & Prop 8

The vote on California’s Proposition 8 in the November election shocked and dismayed the gay community—and surprised others who thought it was a shoo-in vote for...

Women & the Priesthood

Sara Butler   Why not ordain women? In the April 11 issue of Commonweal, Robert J. Egan, SJ, invites readers to look again at this question. Egan doubts that “...

Benedict, German Catholics & the Holocaust

Justus George Lawler  John Connelly’s previous contributions to Commonweal—particularly his balanced assessment of Fear, Jan T. Gross’s book on the Kielce...

No Exit from Iraq?

Matthew A. ShadleFrom 2003 until the beginning of this year, the Bush administration and many of its supporters allowed ideological preconceptions to cloud their...

More on the Seminaries

To shed some light on the crisis in seminary formation today (see “Tomorrow’s Priests,” November 3), let me describe a priest I know, a man I...

The Vatican & Gay Priests

William McDonough   The Christian church begins its new year with the first Sunday of Advent, and this year, on the same weekend, Americans kicked off a month...

Married Priests: Not So Fast

Cardinal Keith O’Brien of Edinburgh has repeatedly raised doubts about mandatory clerical celibacy in the Roman Church. In 2002, just prior to being...

The Author Replies

I can address only a few of Stephen Pope’s welcome questions. First, I agree that undergraduate teaching is a prime opportunity for theology to contribute to the...
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