August 15, 2014
A colonia is any “identifiable community” within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border lacking potable water and decent housing. There are 141 in New Mexico alone.
There are no political neutrals—not even among churchmen or poets. Two Irish poets help illustrate this point: William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Gary Gutting was enthusiastic about Denys Turner's book on Aquinas, but much less so about Aquinas’s thought.
Readers write in favor of using "cup" over "chalice" in the mass, and respond to Cardinal Walter Kasper's remarks about women's ordination.
As Donal Cooper and Janet Robson show in this fascinating study, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi played a crucial part in promoting Francis and his mission.
The Second Vatican Council isn’t over yet, in the view of Robert P. Imbelli, who notes that the “reception,” and thus the event of the council, is continuing today.
At the heart of this fine book is Leithart's treatment of the Christian disruption of settled ideas about gift-giving and gratitude.
Fearless and warm, we stayed until / A new time swept around the hill.
But there were / I swear / days veined with grace // like a lucky / rock / ripping / electrically over // whatever water / there was—
In 'Ida,' director Pawlikowski presents Bergman’s questions and Bresson’s answers; Bergman’s atheism and Bresson’s emphasis on the presence of grace.
Our so-called border crisis is not fundamentally a question of security, but one of poverty, injustice, and disorder.
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