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.
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.
A decade ago, who would have guessed that controversies about male circumcision would roil European countries and achieve resonance in the United States?
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.
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?
To foster a more productive Catholic-Jewish dialogue we need to pose two further questions, one backward-looking and one forward-looking.
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.
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.
Catholics have special reason to care about Jeff McMahan’s work on the question of just war and the debates it has sparked.
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.
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.