Theology

Regime Change

[Editor's note: William L. Portier's and Richard R. Gaillardetz's are the final in a special series of stories we are posting as the cardinals gather for the...

Letting Go

For Catholics and non-catholics alike, Pope Benedict's resignation -- a gesture of relinquishing power -- was done for the good of all.

When in Rome...

It's been a long time since I have read a book about the church that made me laugh out loud. In The Vatican Diaries, John Thavis presents many stories that will...

Polarization, Church and Country

What do the Roman Catholic Church and the American political system have in common? Both are divided into factions that neither trust nor understand each other, and...

Natural Enemies?

The scientific discoveries of the past four centuries are the most significant intellectual achievement in human history. We have come to understand the deep...

Nothing to Celebrate

At the end of a busy week—one that included both Ash Wednesday and the pope’s surprise resignation—New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan took the time to write a blog...

Shock Therapy

Benedict's resignation forced the church to allow something that has been thought unacceptable for centuries, setting the stage for his predecessor to do likewise.

After Benedict

With the concentration of power in Rome, perhaps the responsibilities of the papacy are not simply too much for a person of Benedict's age, but for any one person.

Benedict's Act of Humility

Benedict’s resignation was a self-denying act of personal humility. What we need now in Rome are acts of institutional humility and self-denial.

Looking Back

Four contributors, all of whom wrote for a previous series called "What Next?" which reflected on the start of Benedict's papacy, now reflect on its conclusion.

The Paradoxes of Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict's resignation shouldn't have surprised us as much as it did. As an institutionalist who believes in the Roman Catholic Church as the carrier of truth...

Cult Hit

The historian and classicist Garry Wills is an astonishingly prolific author whose works range from early American history to contemporary politics, and from Early...
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Book Reviews

Hauerwas on Hauerwas

February 2, 2014 | 0 comments

He Is Who Is

January 1, 2014 | 11 comments

Not Dead Yet

September 9, 2013 | 0 comments

‘Grave Ambiguities’

May 5, 2013 | 0 comments

God’s Eye View

April 4, 2013 | 0 comments