Sexuality

Untouchable

There is a place where even the liberal Catholic press fears to tread. The relative lack of serious discussion about homosexual desire casts into spiritual darkness...

And Baby Makes Two

The McCain-Palin campaign says it’s for change, and it certainly delivered change with its abrupt abandonment of the long-standing conservative view of teen...

Just Do It

For a meeting about sex education, the turnout was curiously small. Then again, none of the parents of the kids in my parish’s religious education program had been...

Faith & the Hook-up Culture

Tom Wolfe wrote chillingly about the college “hook-up” culture of casual and crude sexual encounters a few years ago in his novel I Am Charlotte Simmons. Donna...

Sex & the Teenage Girl

There’s a classic story of teen pregnancy, told in books, movies, and teen magazines over the past century. It goes something like this: a young girl falls in love...

Family Planning

I’ve been having a lot of sex lately. Back when I was randy teenager this would have seemed like an impossible dream-come-true, but now that I’m...

Sex & Christianity

The generations that have been formed in the cultural revolution of the 1960s are in some respects deeply alienated from a strong traditional model of Christian...

Separated Brethren

Following a Sunday forum presentation, two angry parishioners informed me they were leaving the Episcopal Church: one because of the election of an openly...

Homosexuality & the Church

Scripture & Experience Luke Timothy Johnson   Is the present crisis in Christian denominations over homosexuality really about sex? I don’t think...

What's Justice Got to Do with It?

At a time of high-volume recrimination, when all that seem to count are loud opinions on specific hot-button topics, few things require more boldness than quietly...

Improper Wisdom

A few years ago I had the chance to have a long conversation with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in Straubing, a small, beautiful town in Lower Bavaria....

Contraception, Again

Catholics believe that the basic requirements of morality are accessible in principle to all human beings through the natural law. We also believe that Christ...
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Book Reviews

More Intuition than Argument

March 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Lend a Hand

September 9, 2010 | 0 comments

Sequestered No More

October 10, 2009 | 0 comments

Incompatible Freedoms?

October 10, 2009 | 0 comments

Under God?

June 6, 2004 | 0 comments