Secularism and Modernity
Some bishops are calling for a new look at the church's teaching on contraception in light of its near-universal lack of reception by the laity.
Can the church promote NFP without condemning other forms of contraception as “intrinsically evil”? The blanket condemnation is what most Catholics find implausible.
Studies of NFP techniques like the Creighton Method indicate that they are at least as effective as condoms or pills. So why aren’t more Catholics giving it a try?
Readers expecting a tour de force of church history shouldn't. The question for Wills is this: Why do we need the church or Pope Francis to remind us of God’s love?
Seminaries have four to five years of post-college priestly formation to train men to be leaders of the small “corporations” that parishes have become.
In the trenches of parish life, I am aware of how an ecclesiastical environment that produces wounded people can lead to a community's unraveling.
In Pfau's account, when 13th century Franciscan theologian William of Ockham separated reason from will, it was the beginning of the modern evacuation of the self.
Sex for the fun of it, children if and when we choose and of the sort we choose. But would such a world be good for children? And would it be good for sex?
The press and the public prefer to make parents of disabled kids into saints, and to accept and justify whatever actions those parents choose to take.
Much of what the cardinal says is unpersuasive and unappealing, but he speaks frankly, just as Pope Francis has asked of his bishops.
In James Carroll’s latest, Jesus actually—now as for the apostles—emerges from within the long, recurring history of Jewish persecution and bereavement.