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What does it mean to separate oneself entirely from the law’s precepts by embracing radical poverty as a form of life?

The Last Word: Skull & Bones

We moderns pay advanced planning counselors to avoid the fate of St. John of the Cross and to get us to our burial on time, but can we ever be sure it will work out?

The ACLU Takes on the Bishops

Contrary to popular belief, the USCCB does not have the power to tell individual bishops—or Catholic health-care systems—what to do and what not to do.

Sending the Wrong Signal

Many of us have adapted to our consumer culture—a culture in which affluence is morally innocent or even commendable. “More” is taken to be a universal aspiration.

Journet’s Blind Spot

Just before the Second Vatican Council, Journet was among the most prominent intellectuals in the church.

‘I Do’ Undone

One always has to consider the cultural background of a vow. A vow made in our culture today means something different from one made in our culture fifty years ago.

The Last Word: Christmas Eve, Cell Eight

The single piece of evidence in what may be the St. Louis Police Department’s oldest unsolved mystery is a stunning drawing of the crucifixion.

'A Dire Part of My Life, My Faith'

Images, names, and circumstances make it clear that sacrament and mystery are vital to writer David Schickler's worldview.

Consistent Ethic of Life, Thirty Years Later

On the thirtieth anniversary of Joseph Bernardin's lecture on the consistent ethic of life, four contributors reflect on its meaning for today's church.

Does Your New Health Plan Cover Abortion?

Unless the exchanges make clear which plans cover elective abortion and which don’t, the ACA’s requirement that insurers segregate abortion funds makes little sense.

Out of the Tomb

The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.

The Heart of Francis's Mission

Pope Francis has surprised the world because he embraces the Christian calling to destabilize and to challenge.
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Unwarranted Certainty

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Dworkin’s Jisei

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