Religion

Right the First Time

Spiritual communion, yes; sacramental communion, no. Times may have changed since 1972, but have they changed so much as to invalidate Ratzinger's earlier opinion?

Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

An exhibit pulls together an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and liturgical vestments to suggest the wide range of Marian images in Western art.

How Jesus Became God

Bart Ehrman’s personal story of creedal captivity and academic liberation is a principal theme of his new book.

A Listening Church

Archbishop Cupich talks about immigration, abuse and accountability, what happened at the synod on the family, and meeting the needs of Chicago Catholics.

Letter from Rome

There was a moment during the pope’s visit to East Asia that must have turned people's thoughts towards that time when his successor will be elected.

Robert E. White, 1926 - 2015

Robert White never forgot the murders of four churchwomen in El Salvador, and never ceased pressing for better political and economic conditions in Latin America.

Letter from Rome

A weeklong visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines has been wildly successful in terms of local (and global) media coverage and by the large crowds Francis has drawn.

Victims, Not Heroes

Are those who died heroes and martyrs for free speech and tolerance? Not every victim is a martyr, and one does not become a hero simply by offending people.

French Brother, Human Brother

I am sad for France of course, for the journalists and the others who died. But mainly I am sad for mankind. For the person who got shot, but also for him who fired.

The Future of Baby-Making

Sex for the fun of it, children if and when we choose and of the sort we choose. But would such a world be good for children? And would it be good for sex?

'Lawful but Awful'

In defending the use of drones, Obama has classical just-war tradition on his side. But just-war tradition has come to be read in a new and legalistic way.

Last Word: Room for Both?

A low voice emerged: “Welcome to my home. Please, sit.” My host and I shook hands, and I took the chair opposite. I remember the details because he was a terrorist.
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Book Reviews

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

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