Spirituality

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.

Native Daughters

Last October the Roman Catholic Church elevated to sainthood two women of North America: Mother Marianne Cope, the German-American nun who spent her life providing...

‘Grave Ambiguities’

This book documents the travails and the courage of the late Jacques Dupuis, the Jesuit priest and theologian whose work on what he called “a Christian...

Nagel’s Untimely Idea

Assessing philosopher Thomas Nagel’s argument that "the Neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly wrong."

Behind the Tridentine Myth

The Council of Trent, ostensibly the response of the Catholic Church to the Protestant Reformation, is poorly known for what occasioned it and what it did, and,...
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Book Reviews

Latino Pentecostals in America

February 5, 2015 | 1 comment

Gay and Catholic

January 22, 2015 | 6 comments

Born from the Gaze of God

January 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Jesus the Forgiving Victim

September 29, 2014 | 2 comments

Living with a Wild God

September 29, 2014 | 1 comment

Unruly Passions

December 6, 2013 | 0 comments

A Mossy Graveyard

November 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Goaded by Doubt

September 2, 2013 | 1 comment