Catholic social teaching has always staked out a middle-ground position that opposes both the excesses of collectivism and laissez-faire individualism.
How do we shift national conversations about mass incarceration and disinvestment in public education so that the public sees the connection?
If you can’t choose to have a child the way you choose dessert, how can you choose rationally? L.A. Paul reveals the problem of foresight and modern decision-making.
No matter how accomplished, no matter how many titles and beach houses they accumulate, men crave some kind of red badge.
How can it be true both that a person can be virtuous regardless of faith, and that faith is crucial for how we live? David Decosimo presents "prophetic Thomism."
In defending the use of drones, Obama has classical just-war tradition on his side. But just-war tradition has come to be read in a new and legalistic way.
Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again? In light of reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, I fear we can't.
Continuing the debate on programs like POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).
Commonweal writers represent a heritage that traces all the way back to the greatest of early Christian theologians.
Most of us remain woefully unprepared for life’s final transition. One way of addressing this problem is the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment paradigm.
The central problem in most modern famines was never an absolute lack of food. At issue was distribution.