Religious Life

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.

At Our Mercy

We have failed utterly to protect our planet and those who share it with us. For Christians, this constitutes a profound break with God.

Darwin’s Tree of Life

An exclusive excerpt from Elizabeth A. Johnson's forthcoming book, 'Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.'

The Last Word: The Crewcut

One day in elementary school a boy on the playground punched a nun in the belly. His name was Billy and her name was Marie. It was an accident.

Seeing as God Sees

Karen Kilby, Luke Timothy Johnson, and Bernard G. Prusak reassess Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life.'

What Is He Up To?

Our problems with 'The Tree of Life' are likewise problems with Malick’s peculiar cinematic language.

'The Use of Cinema to Do Theology'

There is no mistaking Malick’s theological intentions, nor for that matter the academic credentials he possesses to make such an effort.

'How All Things Fit Together'

One way of understanding Malick's film is as an attempt to present a vision of, precisely, everything.

Share & Share Alike

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

Journet’s Blind Spot

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

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

Beyond the Cloister

January 27, 2014 | 1 comment

Share & Share Alike

December 18, 2013 | 1 comment

A Mossy Graveyard

November 4, 2013 | 0 comments