With this issue, biblical scholar Luke Timothy Johnson begins writing a year-long series of short essays, called “The Good Word,” emphasizing what is positive and inspiring about contemporary Catholicism (see page 38). Despite the sometimes deep divisions within the church, and the scandal and demoralization caused by the sexual-abuse crisis, Johnson is confident that post-Vatican II Catholicism still feeds our souls, engages our minds,...
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