Religion

Letter from Rome

Controversy over the canonization of California's founding father continues; Bishop Finn is finally gone; and Pope Francis will make visit to U.S. Seminary in Rome.

God's Bankers

Posner’s attempt to intertwine Vatican finance with a history of the papacy—"rampant corruption, pervasive nepotism, unbridled debauchery"—isn't neutral, or correct.

Letters | Abstinence Education vs. Common Sense

Abstinence education I am puzzled by the reflections of Christopher Roberts and Marian Crowe (Does Method Matter?), which suggest that the spiritual discipline of...

Last Word: Crumbs of Grace

Worshipping with families of Antiochian Christians in Philadelphia, you are an interloper. At the coffee hour, they pile your plate with pastries—"you are new, yes?"

Letter from Rome

Are we finally going to see women appointed to some significant jobs that give them a real voice at the Vatican?

Letter from Rome

In his general audience, Francis listed ways that children undergo their own “passion” (suffering), which he said was almost always caused by the “errors of adults."

Faith on the Front

The French writer Henri Ghéon lost his faith at fifteen and regained it after living through war. His 'Born in Battle' is a powerful account of religious rebirth.

Don't Wreck Religious Liberty's Brand

States that are competing fiercely for jobs and businesses are quickly learning that being seen as anti-gay is dangerous to their images.

Letter from Rome

Holy Thursday marks the tenth anniversary of the evening when the Vatican’s deputy Secretary of State announced to the world that Pope John Paul II had died.

Nonexistent & Irreplaceable

'Religion' is a concept flexible enough to be accommodated legally while keeping the state neutral about theological questions.

Certifiably Catholic

Want to prove you’re a good Catholic? You’ll have to do more than feed the hungry and teach your children the Lord’s Prayer in modern and dead languages.

Letter from Rome

As the Vatican prepares for Holy Week, Cardinal Kasper comments on mercy and other topics, while a new report shows a decline in the number of new priests worldwide.
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Book Reviews

Believe It or Not

April 18, 2015 | 8 comments

Life After Faith

April 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Loitering

April 23, 2015 | 0 comments

God's Bankers

April 16, 2015 | 2 comments

How Jesus Became God

January 26, 2015 | 11 comments

Icons of Hope

October 11, 2014 | 1 comment

Young Catholic America

October 9, 2014 | 30 comments

The Pope and Mussolini

September 10, 2014 | 3 comments