What does it mean to separate oneself entirely from the law’s precepts by embracing radical poverty as a form of life?
Just before the Second Vatican Council, Journet was among the most prominent intellectuals in the church.
Did Wallace Stevens convert to Roman Catholicism as he lay dying in the summer of 1955? This question has provoked more controversy than one might expect.
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.
A special symposium, in which we asked parents to reflect and recollect on their experiences and challenges of raising their children as Catholics.
The spirituality at the heart of each child cries out to be nourished; helping children develop their sense of wonder through play will go far in this regard.
Our backgrounds were different, but our Catholic identity ran deep, with Irish-Catholic roots spreading in almost every direction.
Every poll shows the nonreligiously affiliated—now called “nones”—increasing in number. That number includes all my grown children. But it wasn’t always this way.
Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.
To put it in Vatican II terms, our vocation is to help our children discern their vocation.
We are that family, the one with the very young, very active children who decided to come to your quiet, even somnolent Mass. We did not sit in the crying room.