The Catholic painter Peter Paul Rubens presents a particular challenge to classification—decorative, theatrical, busy, pagan, and only superficially Christian.
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.
In the end, after all, the experience of a Christian death amounts to an act of trust, which is just another name for faith.
Where do the desires that direct your life find their source? And how and when do they assert themselves through all unlikelihood and doubt?
Much of what the cardinal says is unpersuasive and unappealing, but he speaks frankly, just as Pope Francis has asked of his bishops.
In James Carroll’s latest, Jesus actually—now as for the apostles—emerges from within the long, recurring history of Jewish persecution and bereavement.
Continuing Cathy Kaveny's conversation about catechesis, one reader raises a challenge for the church.
November 16, 1414, saw the opening at Constance of a general council of the Latin Church, an event of great and historic significance. Will we hear much about it?
A critic of the temporal power of the pope, Ignaz von Döllinger is sometimes portrayed as an early “liberal” Catholic. That label only partly fits.
I sensed my children's souls but couldn’t offer them certainty about the divine. What I could offer was my willingness to say “I don’t know."
A rich and detailed account of Bonhoeffer’s immensely eventful life—the personal, intellectual, and spiritual journey that ended in a Nazi concentration camp.