No Labels, Please

Sometimes, when talking to younger audiences, the theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill will describe herself as a “relic” of the distant and benighted era before the Second...

A First Step?

The moral contexts of homosexual, nonmarital heterosexual, and married instances of intercourse are analyzed to unpack Benedict's recent remark on the use of condoms

The Human Dimension

In 2003, Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo of the Pontifical Council for the Family made headlines by claiming that condoms are unsafe because HIV “can easily pass...

Political, Not Partisan

When is the Catholic Church being “political”? When is it being “too political”? During the recent election season, Minneapolis–St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt...

Lend a Hand

Half the Sky tells a story and has a mission. Its Pulitzer-Prize-winning authors, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, don’t merely report on the neglect, abuse,...

Prop 8 & the Rule of Facts

One of the many ways the Constitution’s framers showed their collective wisdom was by embedding the rule of law into the very framework of our system of government...

The Unwanted

I’ve changed my mind about the outcry against sex-selective abortion. Since the 1980s, when the issue emerged here in India and neighboring China, I’ve been...

Intellectual Street Fighter

If you work in bioethics, are of a certain age, and have a degree from the University of Virginia, colleagues are likely to assume you studied with James Childress...

Bad Timing

Around these parts, the “Year of the Priest” has been as much of a nonevent as the opening of Al Capone’s vault or spending New Year’s Eve with the Y2K bug....

Good Gift, Bad Rule

There has been a lot of loose talk about the current crisis facing the Catholic Church and the Vatican in particular. Some conservative writers have suggested that...

A Bricklayer’s Son

Stanley Hauerwas is the most immediately likable bombthrower I have ever met. I first encountered him and his essays during that part of the 1970s I spent in the...

A Darkening

On the Wednesday after Easter, nine hundred Notre Dame students serenely walked into the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to see a debate between Christopher...
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Gay and Catholic

January 22, 2015 | 6 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