2009-01-16

Date: 
Friday, January 16, 2009

Baptists & Catholics Together?

A few years ago I stood in front of a class of divinity students and announced that a prominent religious pundit had recently made the following statement: “I’ve...

Model of the Church

Avery Dulles, SJ, the first American theologian to be named a cardinal of the Catholic Church, went home to the Lord on December 12, 2008, at age ninety. The author...

Tough Talk

These are difficult times for Broadway producers, especially producers of those unpopular experiments known at the discount ticket booths as “nonmusical plays.” The...

Married? With Children?

The Civil Partnership Act of 2004 has been in force in the United Kingdom for almost three years. A civil partnership confers on same-sex couples the same mutual...

A Tangled Web

Now the great and historic election is behind us, and America watches, amid an economy in free fall, as the president-elect assembles his team. By the strength of...

Gamed

Beneath the credit crisis that now threatens economies all over the world is a deeper crisis of credibility. People no longer trust financial markets to correct...

The Seven

In the third century, according to legend, seven young Christian men from Ephesus refused the Roman Emperor Decius’s command to sacrifice to idols. They had to flee...

Religion Booknotes

Jesus, the Apostles, and the Early Church Pope Benedict XVI Ignatius Press, $14.95, 163 pp. While Pope Benedict was in the United States this past April, he spoke...

Bad Faith

When we talk about religion and politics in this country, we tend to focus on how religious citizens engage the rest of the political community. A familiar maxim of...

One Our Father, One Hail Mary

In 2007, Francis Beckwith was a full professor at Baylor University (then embarked on a plan to be “the Evangelical Harvard”) and president of the Evangelical...

Gay and Catholic, abortion politics & more

WORTH THE STRUGGLE I appreciate very much your publishing Ned O’Gorman’s wonderful piece (“Untouchable,” December 5, 2008). Although I know there are many like...