Theology

Msgr. Dario Viganò

Letter from Rome

As Francis plans to overhaul the Holy See's media management, a bishop-psychotherapist is assigned to help remove "playboy priests" from an infamous Italian diocese.

Slap Them Sooner

Restoring the order of the sacraments of initiation for children of Catholic parents might help us see adolescent catechesis as a worthy endeavor in its own right.

Shared Commitments

Many people in the West who do not share Christian faith nonetheless share with Christians many of the key ethical values that energize democratic political life.

Incarnation U.

Do Catholic institutions actually convey an education in humanistic culture—or in prophetic culture, for that matter? Do they do this in the classroom? Or elsewhere?

Contraception & Honesty

The starting point for the unraveling of Catholic confidence in the church’s sexual ethics is contraception. Shouldn't the next synod finally meet the issue head-on?

'Everything Is Connected'

For Francis, climate change is part of a larger ecological crisis -- that itself is part of a larger ethical failure involving how we treat the poor and the unborn.

Letters | Contraception, Russia, Amtrak

Readers continue the conversation on the morality of contraception in 2015 and how Europe is handling its two most important crises and America its defunct railways.

Letter from Rome

Synod officials released an "underwhelming" working document for October's assembly while Italian Catholics gathered to protest gay marriage and gender theory.

Letter from Rome

Francis's week: talking church reform with cardinals and peace with Vladimir Putin. And saints' bodies are en route to Rome. Is Francis reviving medieval devotions?

Letter from Rome

A preview of upcoming papal visits at home, abroad and with Italian protestants. And the press turns Francis's list of "attacks on life" into an abortion debate.

The Age of the Crisis of Man

Many modern American thinkers have asked, often and with anxiety, "What is man?" In his latest book, Mark Greif thinks we've outgrown this—and it's a good thing.

Poem | The Instants

After last night’s rain, the world begun again—you know what I mean, you have been here often...
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Life After Faith

April 30, 2015 | 2 comments

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Believe It or Not

April 18, 2015 | 9 comments