Theology

Letters | Abstinence Education vs. Common Sense

Abstinence education I am puzzled by the reflections of Christopher Roberts and Marian Crowe (Does Method Matter?), which suggest that the spiritual discipline of...

Last Word: Crumbs of Grace

Worshipping with families of Antiochian Christians in Philadelphia, you are an interloper. At the coffee hour, they pile your plate with pastries—"you are new, yes?"

Don't Wreck Religious Liberty's Brand

States that are competing fiercely for jobs and businesses are quickly learning that being seen as anti-gay is dangerous to their images.

No Turning Back

Published posthumously, Margaret O'Gara's collection of essays introduces the ecumenical perspective to a general audience in vivid first person.

Letter from Rome

As the Vatican prepares for Holy Week, Cardinal Kasper comments on mercy and other topics, while a new report shows a decline in the number of new priests worldwide.

Open House

For Pope Francis the church is far more than an organic and hierarchical institution. It is above all the people of God on their way to God.

The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis

Readers expecting a tour de force of church history shouldn't. The question for Wills is this: Why do we need the church or Pope Francis to remind us of God’s love?

Clerical Errors

Amid what the media has presented as a general feeling of optimism about the papacy of Francis, there are some matters that remain causes of concern among American...

At Home in Exile

Alan Wolfe is pessimistic about the future of Canadian Jewry, but Tzvi Novick is pessimistic about Alan Wolfe's universalism.

Right the First Time

Spiritual communion, yes; sacramental communion, no. Times may have changed since 1972, but have they changed so much as to invalidate Ratzinger's earlier opinion?

Ethics as a Work of Charity

How can it be true both that a person can be virtuous regardless of faith, and that faith is crucial for how we live? David Decosimo presents "prophetic Thomism."

Minding the Modern

In Pfau's account, when 13th century Franciscan theologian William of Ockham separated reason from will, it was the beginning of the modern evacuation of the self.
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Book Reviews

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Believe It or Not

April 18, 2015 | 8 comments

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Life After Faith

April 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

No Turning Back

March 26, 2015 | 0 comments