Theology

Married Priests

Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.

'In Spite of Myself'

When I was in high school, before I made my obedient and insincere confirmation, I fought with my parents every Sunday morning.

A Chat with Pope Francis

The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...

Forgiven Sinner

My old friend and graduate school classmate, the distinguished Catholic theologian Germain Grisez, made the news recently with a sharp criticism of Pope Francis...

The Big Chill

Are we likely to hear from Catholic women who believe responsible use of birth control is compatible with their faith and their vocations as wives any time soon?

A Sense of Mission

The papacy satisfies the sense of mission Francis has always had. Now his mission is to breathe spirit back into Catholicism.

Darwin’s Nagging Doubt

Nagel’s writings about mind have long provoked controversy, but his latest book is, to many of his fellow intellectuals, outrageous. I think he's on to something.

Why Study God?

One might wonder whether there’s really a need for a special discipline to study God’s revelation. Can’t we just read it in the Bible and leave it at that?

Not Dead Yet

The last liberal theologians worth mentioning, in the opinion of Theo Hobson, were Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich.

The Current of Creation

The profound transformation of public life wrought by Christian charity did not come out of nowhere; it was an inheritance the church received from the synagogue.

A Scourge of Secularism

Do the essays by Leszek Kolakowski collected in 'Is God Happy?' have anything to say to twenty-first-century America?

An Act of Theology

Reflections on where American Catholic biblical scholarship has been and what direction it might profitably take in the years to come.
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Book Reviews

At Home in Exile

February 9, 2015 | 1 comment

Ethics as a Work of Charity

January 22, 2015 | 0 comments

The Catholic Rubens

January 12, 2015 | 2 comments

Christ Actually

October 30, 2014 | 1 comment

Strange Glory

September 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Jesus the Forgiving Victim

September 29, 2014 | 2 comments