Priesthood

The Big Dig

Last fall, the Archdiocese of Boston released an ambitious plan designed to stem the decline it has experienced—in priests, Mass attendance, and treasure...

‘Grave Ambiguities’

This book documents the travails and the courage of the late Jacques Dupuis, the Jesuit priest and theologian whose work on what he called “a Christian...

Behind the Tridentine Myth

The Council of Trent, ostensibly the response of the Catholic Church to the Protestant Reformation, is poorly known for what occasioned it and what it did, and,...

The Outsiders

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who’s guarding the guards? It’s a question that exasperated members of a credibility-challenged organization have long...

Claims of Conscience

Is religious conscience special? And what kinds of claims (if any) does conscience warrant? These are two of the many questions Brian Leiter raises in his...

Why ‘Francis’?

Of the many virtues associated with St. Francis of Assisi, humility was the first to occur to me as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio stood before the multitude for...

Bridge Builder

Anyone who followed media coverage of the papal conclave that elected the Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, couldn’t help noticing that the...

Complicit?

Virtually everyone in Latin America (and North America as well) had every reason to be thrilled with the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, cardinal archbishop...

A New Center of Gravity

In winning election as Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio defied the papal pundits, even though they should have seen him coming. His rise marks the decisive shift...

Regime Change

[Editor's note: William L. Portier's and Richard R. Gaillardetz's are the final in a special series of stories we are posting as the cardinals gather for the...

Letting Go

For Catholics and non-catholics alike, Pope Benedict's resignation -- a gesture of relinquishing power -- was done for the good of all.

When in Rome...

It's been a long time since I have read a book about the church that made me laugh out loud. In The Vatican Diaries, John Thavis presents many stories that will...
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Book Reviews

An Unlikely Union

June 25, 2015 | 1 comment

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

‘Grave Ambiguities’

May 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Behind the Tridentine Myth

May 23, 2013 | 1 comment

When in Rome...

March 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Cult Hit

February 11, 2013 | 0 comments

The War on Beige

September 26, 2011 | 0 comments

Shaking the Foundations

May 23, 2011 | 0 comments