Religious Life

Journet’s Blind Spot

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

Heard on High

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.

‘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.

Symposium: Raising Catholic Kids

A special symposium, in which we asked parents to reflect and recollect on their experiences and challenges of raising their children as Catholics.

'Not All Religious Learning Happens Explicitly'

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.

'Be Who You Are and Be That Well'

Our backgrounds were different, but our Catholic identity ran deep, with Irish-Catholic roots spreading in almost every direction.

'Learning Humility, Learning Patience'

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.

Married Priests

Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.

'The Habit of Gratitude and Hopefulness'

To put it in Vatican II terms, our vocation is to help our children discern their vocation.

'Grace Helps Them Through'

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.

'Now and Then I Feel It's Working'

J. Peter Nixon in the first in our series: "I have tried to live my faith in a way that would make it attractive to my children. Now and then I feel it’s working."

A Mossy Graveyard

For Roger Scruton the church is England, an England he knew and loved in his youth and that he believes is dying.
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Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 0 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

Beyond the Cloister

January 27, 2014 | 1 comment

Share & Share Alike

December 18, 2013 | 1 comment