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Letter from Rome

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

‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’

The political activist, public intellectual, and "father of modern linguistics" talks about Oscar Romero, Old Testament prophets, and the politics of fear.

Overheated

The furor over Indiana's RFRA raises questions about our capacity to engage in the kind of thoughtful, careful public discussion that issues like this demand.

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.

Letter from Rome

There is no question that “mercy” is one of the guiding leitmotifs of Francis’s pontificate. And last week, he emphasized there is no sin that cannot be forgiven.

Open House

For Pope Francis the church is far more than an organic and hierarchical institution. It is above all the people of God on their way to God.
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Book Reviews

Life After Faith

April 30, 2015 | 2 comments

Loitering

April 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Believe It or Not

April 18, 2015 | 9 comments

God's Bankers

April 16, 2015 | 2 comments

How Jesus Became God

January 26, 2015 | 12 comments

Icons of Hope

October 11, 2014 | 1 comment

Young Catholic America

October 9, 2014 | 30 comments