Secularism and Modernity
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.
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."
Studies reveal a deeply divided America in which members of different “tribes” live separately from one another. Religious affiliation also separates them.
My old friend and graduate school classmate, the distinguished Catholic theologian Germain Grisez, made the news recently with a sharp criticism of Pope Francis...
Nagel’s writings about mind have long provoked controversy, but his latest book is, to many of his fellow intellectuals, outrageous. I think he's on to something.
Does it make sense to call Francis a liberal? For that matter, can any faithful Catholic—a word that means “universal”—be described as “conservative” or "liberal"?
Do the essays by Leszek Kolakowski collected in 'Is God Happy?' have anything to say to twenty-first-century America?
Why have final rituals, some of which go back two millennia, changed so markedly in the past fifty years?
'Catholics in the American Century' gathers essays exploring how Catholic experience and perspectives enrich our understanding of the broader American experience.
Last fall, the Archdiocese of Boston released an ambitious plan designed to stem the decline it has experienced—in priests, Mass attendance, and treasure...