Sexuality

The Future of Baby-Making

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 Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

Sexual misdeeds, false identities, cult worship, theft, and murder; If this astonishing tale were not true, it could be the work of an accomplished mystery writer.

Against Obsessive Celibacy

Although sex can be a volatile distraction, it can also be a positive, joyous, even stabilizing element of a well-integrated life.

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.

Thinking Straight?

Why are social conservatives eagerly citing—and in the process, badly distorting—queer theory? To defend traditional ideas about sexuality.

The Big Chill

Are we likely to hear from Catholic women who believe responsible use of birth control is compatible with their faith and their vocations as wives any time soon?

More Intuition than Argument

For better or for worse, same-sex marriage is one of the most successful social movements in American history. Its claims were outside the realm of political...

From the Archives: A Bitter Pill

In the April 23, 2004, issue of Commonweal, Leslie Woodcock Tentler wrote on American Catholics and contraception:I want … to contest the bishops' seeming...

‘Intrinsic Evil’ & Public Policy

Everyone knows what the Catholic Church teaches about abortion, right? It is an “intrinsically evil act.” Yet the answers of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in the recent...

Ever Ancient, Ever New

Referring to God’s love, a college theology teacher of mine once used the Latin phrase prorsus indebitum, “completely undeserved.” He told us the phrase came from...

An Interview with James Alison

I met the theologian Fr. James Alison in the blogosphere. I’d written a post presenting his fascinating suggestion that Benedict XVI was slowly preparing the...

Bad Reaction

Conservative Catholics complain that too many liberal Catholics instinctively greet every statement from the Vatican with suspicion, skepticism, or derision. It’s a...
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Gay and Catholic

January 22, 2015 | 7 comments

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

October 30, 2014 | 5 comments

More Intuition than Argument

March 25, 2013 | 0 comments

Lend a Hand

September 20, 2010 | 0 comments

Sequestered No More

October 5, 2009 | 0 comments

Incompatible Freedoms?

October 5, 2009 | 0 comments