Jewish-Christian Relations

What Are They?

What exactly are the Jews? The question baffles the layperson and the scholar alike. If we define them as adherents to a religion, then how can there be Jews who...

‘Gentiles Only’

It was early morning, and bunches of school kids stood by their mailboxes in the cool autumn air, waiting for the school bus. Just one bus plied these arrow-...

An Act of Remembrance

At one point in David Grossman’s new novel, To the End of the Land, Ora, the heroine, recalls a routine she developed years ago with her then-three-year-old son,...

No Labels, Please

Sometimes, when talking to younger audiences, the theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill will describe herself as a “relic” of the distant and benighted era before the Second...

Illuminating Manuscripts

Taking their inspiration from the Qur’an, Muslims refer to Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and a harder-to-define faith community, the Sabians, as “People of the...

The Audience

I respect Peter Quinn’s work, but along with Dimitri Cavalli (Letters, May 7), I must object to his treatment of the proposed canonization of Pius XII (“Why the...

Restless

Which of the Ten Commandments is, in practice, the most neglected? For sheer volume of violations, anyone with an iPad (or without one) could help make a convincing...

The Ultimate Crime

Recent months have seen remarkable events and developments in the legacy of Katyn, the village in the woods of western Russia where, in April 1940, Stalin’s secret...

Who Is Benedict XVI?

History & Mystery: John C. Cavadini reviews the second volume of Benedict XVI's Jesus of NazarethRatzinger at Vatican II, by John WilkinsBenedict in the Dock,...

Clandestiny

Social commentators lament the lonely individualism of Americans, and pinpoint the loss of community as a source of malaise. We detach ourselves all too soon and...

Prisoners of Their Office?

Spurred by widespread criticism over the unavailability of its documents from the Nazi era, the Vatican in 2003 began to open secret archives to researchers, making...

An Interview with Woody Allen

Woody Allen is a writer, a comedian, and the maker of over seventy films. He recently spoke with Fr. Robert E. Lauder about the function of humor, film, and “...
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Book Reviews

Herzl's Vision

February 9, 2015 | 0 comments

At Home in Exile

February 9, 2015 | 1 comment

'Til Faith Do Us Part

December 18, 2014 | 7 comments

Christ Actually

October 30, 2014 | 1 comment

Through a Glass Darkly

September 16, 2013 | 1 comment

Holy Envy

April 9, 2012 | 0 comments

An Act of Remembrance

March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Restless

October 4, 2010 | 0 comments