Spirituality

A Chat with Pope Francis

The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...

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...

Faithless Generation?

For several years now, I’ve suspected that my entire generation had vanished from Catholicism.

A Sense of Mission

The papacy satisfies the sense of mission Francis has always had. Now his mission is to breathe spirit back into Catholicism.

The Current of Creation

The profound transformation of public life wrought by Christian charity did not come out of nowhere; it was an inheritance the church received from the synagogue.

Goaded by Doubt

In his new book, 'My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer,' Christian Wiman reflects on faith, death, poetry, and God.

A Scourge of Secularism

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

An Act of Theology

Reflections on where American Catholic biblical scholarship has been and what direction it might profitably take in the years to come.

The First Encyclical of Francis?

In content, theological style, and pastoral voice, Lumen fidei belongs primarily to the pope emeritus, but not entirely and not decisively so.

Final Chapter, First Words

Because this work concludes Benedict’s trilogy of encyclicals on the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love, the stronger authorial hand belongs to him.

'Catholics Are Different'

Over the course of six decades, Fr. Andrew M. Greeley—who died on May 30—wrote regularly for Commonweal. Here are excerpts from just some of his articles.

Loving Pugilist

You wanted Father Andrew Greeley as your friend and not your enemy. He was ready to do battle at the first signs of disrespect toward those he cared about.
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Book Reviews

Unruly Passions

December 12, 2013 | 0 comments

A Mossy Graveyard

November 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Goaded by Doubt

September 9, 2013 | 1 comment

‘Grave Ambiguities’

May 5, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Our Father

February 2, 2013 | 0 comments

Getting Along

October 10, 2010 | 0 comments