Religion

Take This Chalice—Please

If “chalice” is not required by the Latin language and it runs contrary to liturgical and patristic tradition, why are we saying it?

Francis's Interreligious Friendships

It's not the case that Francis has little interest in theological exchanges. Rather, interreligious friendships are more the basis for dialogue than its by-product.

No Academic Question

A pressing matter for the Catholic Theological Society of America: What can or should the organization do to be more welcoming to “conservative” theologians?

The Italian Job

Francis’s new language and style have not been universally welcomed by the bishops, especially those in Italy, where the old guard seems especially recalcitrant.

Merciful God, Merciful Church

How is mercy key to understanding God? Commonweal posed this and other questions to Cardinal Walter Kasper.

After Hobby Lobby

It’s unfortunate that the Obama administration’s initial, parsimonious exemption for religious groups helped ignite the firestorm that led to Hobby Lobby.

Letters | Women Religious, Christian Wiman

Readers respond to stories on the LCWR and Christian Wiman.

Something Is Wrong

To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.

Last Word: The Paradise Part

Would we be silent at our monastery meals, or would we whisper? Would we hide in our cells or go off on chatty walks in the woods? Both/and, it turned out.

The Bells of Balangiga

in 1901, U.S. troops took as war booty some church bells that were rung as a signal for Filipino insurgents. For decades, Filipinos have been urging their return.

Blessed Are the Rich

Blessed are the poor, for they shall enjoy the fruits of free enterprise if only governments will get out of the way.

Engagement or Retreat?

Our problem as Catholics isn’t that same-sex marriage somehow uniquely represents Western society’s recent turns; our problem is those turns themselves.
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Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

Unwarranted Certainty

April 19, 2014 | 2 comments

Dworkin’s Jisei

January 27, 2014 | 0 comments

Share & Share Alike

December 18, 2013 | 1 comment