Secularism and Modernity

'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 House Divided

Studies reveal a deeply divided America in which members of different “tribes” live separately from one another. Religious affiliation also separates them.

Forgiven Sinner

My old friend and graduate school classmate, the distinguished Catholic theologian Germain Grisez, made the news recently with a sharp criticism of Pope Francis...

Darwin’s Nagging Doubt

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.

Francis the Liberal?

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"?

A Scourge of Secularism

Do the essays by Leszek Kolakowski collected in 'Is God Happy?' have anything to say to twenty-first-century America?

Looking Away

Why have final rituals, some of which go back two millennia, changed so markedly in the past fifty years?

Plot Twists

'Catholics in the American Century' gathers essays exploring how Catholic experience and perspectives enrich our understanding of the broader American experience.

The Big Dig

Last fall, the Archdiocese of Boston released an ambitious plan designed to stem the decline it has experienced—in priests, Mass attendance, and treasure...

Closing Testament

Broadway’s most recent foray into Catholicism has come to an abrupt halt: The Broadway testimony of the mother of Jesus—as written by the award-winning...

Redeemed from Death?

As I begin what will be my seventh (!) decade as a Catholic, I find that I am less and less sure of what Catholics believe.Oh, I know our opinions. Especially...

Claims of Conscience

Is religious conscience special? And what kinds of claims (if any) does conscience warrant? These are two of the many questions Brian Leiter raises in his...
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Book Reviews

Christ Actually

October 30, 2014 | 1 comment

He Is Who Is

January 27, 2014 | 11 comments

Plot Twists

July 1, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Eurocentrist

October 24, 2011 | 0 comments

Gifts without a Giver

May 9, 2011 | 0 comments