2012-04-06

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2012

Insoluble

“Taut” is not an adjective one usually associates with Charles Dickens. The great English writer composed novels that brim with expansive observations and leisurely...

Standing Fast

Sixty-plus years after the foundation of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949, the Catholic Church in that country remains split between what is generally...

The Monks & the Modernist

Marcel Breuer would have been proud. So would Baldwin Dworschak. And maybe even St. Benedict as well. Breuer, the New York Bauhaus-trained architect, and Dworschak...

Beyond Austerity

A crisis of capitalism is supposed to create an opening for the political left. But in Europe, the place where the concept of left and right was born, political...

An Endangered Sensibility

Elisabeth Behr-Sigel was an important Orthodox theologian with a particular interest in the place of women in the Orthodox Church. She also showed what it means to...

A Continuous Story

The parable of the sower in St. Luke’s Gospel concludes with Jesus explaining that the seed that fell on good ground and yielded a hundred fold represents “those...

Field Test

I remember the day five years ago when the head of a conservative Catholic congregation of women religious asked me what I taught. “Catholic studies,” I replied....

The Rope of Faith

“I’m you,” I told my father when I was a toddler, and then spent the rest of my childhood and early adulthood trying to figure out how he did everything. So it’s...

Contraception, then & now

InterferenceIn his article “On Good Authority? Jacques Maritain & ‘Humanae Vitae’” (March 23), Bernard Doering writes that “differences among the council...

Thinking Apostles

In the decades following World War II, an impressive collection of American Catholic intellectuals joined together to ponder what they believed was an urgent...

The Floating Sacrament

Not a Reset ButtonThomas L. KuhlmanI am a practicing psychologist and a practicing Catholic. Recently a Catholic client expressed serious concern about his...

Great Blue at Dusk

Standing still watchingA great blue heronStanding still watchingGetting no richerGetting no poorerGetting no fatterGetting no dinnerWhat are we doingStill standing...