Continuing the Conversation

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...

A Second Opinion

Only by using the word in its most Pickwickian sense would I ever call myself a "young" theologian. Indeed, I belong, at least chronologically, to that post-fifty...

Theologians: Young & Older

Christopher Ruddy ["Young Theologians," April 21] has written an intriguing and challenging essay on the state of academic theology and its relation to the church [...

What Is To Be Done

What is to be done? On my third reading of "What the Church Needs Now" (February 14, 2003), I calculated that I agreed with 98 percent of David O’Brien...

Aquinas Did It

Having recently published a book on the idea of a Catholic university [see review, page 24], I was asked by the Chicago Tribune what role Catholic universities...

Jesuits in Denial

Well over a decade ago, while researching my first book on the Society of Jesus, I happened to be sitting in an office at Jesuit headquarters in Rome. The...
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