Religion

The Conscience of Mario Cuomo

There will never be another politician like Mario Cuomo, a man shaped by a different age. Yet he taught lessons that will always be fresh.

Last Word: The Silent Treatment

When a person is in pain or becomes ill, and then tells you—what do you say?

Letter from Rome

An American cardinal? Maybe, or maybe not: Some of Francis's choices last year were so unconventional that it’s difficult to know what he’ll do this time around.

Letter from Rome

The pushback to Pope Francis’s reforms is intensifying and the Jesuit pontiff is not shy to admit it. “But that’s a good sign for me – that it’s out in the open."

A Brief for the Baroque

How much has Milwaukee's Basilica of St. Josaphat cost over the past century? The rough answer is: many millions. Whether it's worth the cost is an ancient debate.

Remembering We're Not in Charge

When we try to be in charge of anything, including our spiritual life, we can narrow ourselves and limit what we might be given. We are part of something larger.

Last Word: Brimstone on the E Train

On boarding I realized we’d committed to the wrong car: A subway preacher was in full roar. For a Catholic schoolgirl from Milwaukee, this was quite dramatic.

Letter from Rome

It's striking how many priests and bishops famous for quoting papal documents ad nauseam seem unable even to pronounce the name of Francis’s apostolic exhortation.

Letter from Rome

If people paid attention to what Francis says – including bishops and cardinals, even retired – they would not be confused about where he wants to move the church.

Don't Beatify Us

The press and the public prefer to make parents of disabled kids into saints, and to accept and justify whatever actions those parents choose to take.

'I Want to Be a Sister'

Where do the desires that direct your life find their source? And how and when do they assert themselves through all unlikelihood and doubt?

Letter from Rome

The highlight of an upcoming three-day sojourn will be a visit to the Phanar, the Istanbul home of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I.
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Icons of Hope

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Young Catholic America

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The Pope and Mussolini

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Unwarranted Certainty

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Dworkin’s Jisei

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Share & Share Alike

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