Sexuality

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...

An Interview with Woody Allen

Woody Allen is a writer, a comedian, and the maker of over seventy films. He recently spoke with Fr. Robert E. Lauder about the function of humor, film, and “...

Sins of Admission

To be honest, we never expected a welcome. We certainly never expected an invitation. But there we were, five years ago, two women in our pastor’s office, letting...

Benedict in the Dock

Benedict's action (and inaction) surrounding the sex abuse crisis isn't good enough. Mistakes can be forgiven; what breeds mistrust is the refusal to admit error.

Fraternal Correction

The Catholic Church in the United States owes its sister church in Ireland a great deal. It was the Irish who first brought our faith to these shores in great...

Coming Home

Last year I got a call from an administrator at a Midwestern seminary with a reputation for its “take no prisoners” conservative theology. He had permission to...

Sequestered No More

Who are your peers? Or, more precisely, whom do you consider your peers? And are they the same folks you would want to sit in judgment of you on a jury? These...

Incompatible Freedoms?

Reasonable people can disagree about the merits of same-sex marriage. Reasonable people should recognize, though, that the adoption of same-sex marriage will bring...

Free to Be Fathers?

Home GameAn Accidental Guide to FatherhoodMichael LewisW. W. Norton & Co., $23.95, 192 pp.________________________________________ The Daddy Shift How Stay-at-...
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

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