Secularism and Modernity

Don't Beatify Us

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.

Hearing Cardinal Burke

Much of what the cardinal says is unpersuasive and unappealing, but he speaks frankly, just as Pope Francis has asked of his bishops.

Christ Actually

In James Carroll’s latest, Jesus actually—now as for the apostles—emerges from within the long, recurring history of Jewish persecution and bereavement.

The Commonweal Catholic

Commonweal writers represent a heritage that traces all the way back to the greatest of early Christian theologians.

A Question of Conscience

A critic of the temporal power of the pope, Ignaz von Döllinger is sometimes portrayed as an early “liberal” Catholic. That label only partly fits.

Great Expectations

The synod comes at a time when a huge gulf has opened up between the teaching of the church on sex, marriage, and the family and the practice of many Catholics.

An Unbelieving Age

That the death of God involves the death of Man is Christian doctrine, a fact of which Nietzsche seems not to have been aware.

Opting Out

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?

He Is Who Is

One of David Bentley Hart's deeper points is that the major theistic religions do indeed have something in common when they say “God.”

'Duck Dynasty,' Meet Pope Francis

When even the pope wonders aloud whether it's appropriate for him to judge, you begin to see the difficulty of deciding what "true Christians" ought to believe.

Kids, Raised Catholic

We asked some younger Catholics, themselves just setting out in life, to compose responses to the stories in our symposium.

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.
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Book Reviews

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Believe It or Not

April 18, 2015 | 0 comments

The World Beyond Your Head

April 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Christ Actually

October 30, 2014 | 1 comment

He Is Who Is

January 27, 2014 | 11 comments

Plot Twists

July 1, 2013 | 0 comments