Near Occasion

Many artists and writers, not necessarily religious, speak of the influence of religious language on their work.

‘Who Is Good Unless He Becomes So by Loving?’

In the Gospel reading which precedes this one, the Lord said: “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you, that you should go and bring...

‘Love than Which There Cannot Be a Greater’

Beloved brothers and sisters, the Lord defined that fullness of love which we ought to bear to one another when He said: “Greater love than this no one has,...

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Hurt the Religious

Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

Not Conversion, but Communion

Recent papal teaching, particularly since John Paul II, portrays God’s covenant with the Jews as valid and irrevocable.

Dual-Covenant Theology vs. Dual-Truth Theory

An interreligious dialogue in which parties explain away their distinctive truth claims can help to improve relations among participants, but at great cost.

'What Our Church Has Inflicted on Judaism'

To foster a more productive Catholic-Jewish dialogue we need to pose two further questions, one backward-looking and one forward-looking.

Friend of Justice

Msgr. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y García-Menocal, faithful priest, seminary rector, and prolific writer who died January 3, was also a great Cuban patriot.

Just Warriors, Unjust Wars?

Catholics have special reason to care about Jeff McMahan’s work on the question of just war and the debates it has sparked.

A Hole in the Basket

Nobody seems to believe me, but in my experience the secret to increasing the parish collection is a simple one: Start giving the money away.

Dworkin’s Jisei

'Religion Without God' is a lovely swan song. It is short—it’s based on the Einstein Lectures delivered at the University of Bern in 2011—but eloquent and rich.

The Last Word: Rerouted

I have been rerouted from my natural course toward death. It feels wrong.
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Unwarranted Certainty

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