Letters: Catholic Universities, Weddings, Cremation

Readers respond on Catholic universities, weddings, and cremation.

Letters: Abortion Stalemate & Author's Reply

Readers write, with comments on biological facts, the strengths of Catholic moral thought, and absolutism; Peter Steinfels replies.

Letters: Abortion & Law; The Makings of a Saint

On Steinfels's 'Beyond the Stalemate' and Cummings's 'Native Daughters'

Letters: Faith & physics, hope in Boston

On 'Nagel's Untimely Idea' & 'The Big Dig'


Marriage, papal names, Guantánamo Bay

Balthasar & Francis

View FinderWhile I appreciated Luke Timothy Johnson’s fair and serene review of Karen Kilby’s Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction (April 12), I disagree with...

Garry Wills & the priesthood

Odd JobEven though I have long been a fan of Garry Wills, I must agree with Fr. John F. Baldovin’s criticism of Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition (“Cult Hit,”...

American Islam

The True Face of American Islam?I found Bethe Dufresne’s profile of Ingrid Mattson quite troubling (“A View from the Edge,” February 22). She provides us a...

Papal retirement, celibacy, annulment, etc.

Benedict In RetirementAfter the shock of the pope’s surprise resignation I was initially inclined, like Joseph A. Komonchak (“Benedict’s Act of Humility,” March 8)...

Quashing ‘dissent’

Smear TacticsRegarding Jerry Ryan’s “Orthodoxy & Dissent” (February 8): In August 2009, Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin of Providence published a review of...

The meaning of an advertisement

Bad AdIn your January 11, 2013, issue, you ran an advertisement for a film produced by Catholics for Choice. Why would you publish something promoting an anti-...

The cost of health care

Medical WasteIn his column “Better, Cheaper, Easier” (December 21, 2012), Charles Morris extols the wonders of the U.S. health-care system. He is overly optimistic...
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