Theology

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.

A Listening Church

Archbishop Cupich talks about immigration, abuse and accountability, what happened at the synod on the family, and meeting the needs of Chicago Catholics.

Letter from Rome

There was a moment during the pope’s visit to East Asia that must have turned people's thoughts towards that time when his successor will be elected.

The Future of Baby-Making

Sex for the fun of it, children if and when we choose and of the sort we choose. But would such a world be good for children? And would it be good for sex?

The Catholic Rubens

The Catholic painter Peter Paul Rubens presents a particular challenge to classification—decorative, theatrical, busy, pagan, and only superficially Christian.

Remembering We're Not in Charge

When we try to be in charge of anything, including our spiritual life, we can narrow ourselves and limit what we might be given. We are part of something larger.

Last Word: The Last Leap

In the end, after all, the experience of a Christian death amounts to an act of trust, which is just another name for faith.
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Life After Faith

April 30, 2015 | 1 comment

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

No Turning Back

March 26, 2015 | 0 comments