Religious Life

Infinite Horizon

What some critics see as Rolheiser’s complacent, uncritical embrace of modern secular society is actually borne of his confidence in God's abiding presence and care.

'The Making of Assisi'

As Donal Cooper and Janet Robson show in this fascinating study, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi played a crucial part in promoting Francis and his mission.

A Missed Chance on Religious Freedom

The court majority failed the empathy test and lost a chance to balance honor of religion's role in public life with the rights of those of all faiths.

Mark of Belonging

A decade ago, who would have guessed that controversies about male circumcision would roil European countries and achieve resonance in the United States?

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.

Opting Out

The presence of the Amish in America poses a conundrum: How do a people who espouse a slow and simple way of life not only survive but thrive in a hypermodern world?

'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.

Various but Coherent

Evangelicalism is still very much around, and understanding such a diverse movement is a formidable challenge. Molly Worthen is to be commended for helping meet it.

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.

Beyond the Cloister

Williams astutely alerts us to Evdokimov’s proposition that the vows of a religious are analogous to Christ’s response to the temptations in the desert.
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Book Reviews

Life After Faith

April 30, 2015 | 1 comment

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

The Great Reformer

January 22, 2015 | 3 comments

Born from the Gaze of God

January 12, 2015 | 0 comments

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

October 30, 2014 | 5 comments

'The Making of Assisi'

August 4, 2014 | 1 comment

Various but Coherent

February 10, 2014 | 0 comments