U.S. Catholicism

Unity, Not Uniformity

When Paul VI celebrated the liturgy in Italian, it was a pledge to future generations that the church and her liturgy would lean toward outreach and mission.

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...

What Christians Owe Jews

Christianity is in profound self-contradiction when it is anti-Judaic; when Christianity does not love the Jews, it corrupts its love of Jesus Christ at the core.

Papal Economics

Catholic social teaching has always staked out a middle-ground position that opposes both the excesses of collectivism and laissez-faire individualism.

Tall Orders

Seminaries have four to five years of post-college priestly formation to train men to be leaders of the small “corporations” that parishes have become.

'Spiritual Assault'

In the trenches of parish life, I am aware of how an ecclesiastical environment that produces wounded people can lead to a community's unraveling.

Inside the Seminary

Any college-aged man entering a Catholic seminary during the ongoing crisis of the priestly sexual-abuse scandals does so with a certain amount of self-...

Obama's Breakfast Prayer

If a president says anything critical about what Christians may have done at any point in history, he's destined to be attacked for engaging in “moral equivalence."

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?

Last Word: A Late Confession

I spent hours into the night in my small convent room, praying that I would get through the next day's lessons without breaking down or bolting. Bolting from Edward.

Gay and Catholic

Tushnet's memoir illuminates a theology of friendship, the outward-looking call to love and serve, devotions to troubled saints, and a healthy anti-clericalism.

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.
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Book Reviews

Gay and Catholic

January 22, 2015 | 6 comments

'Til Faith Do Us Part

December 18, 2014 | 7 comments

Teach Me to Be Generous

October 27, 2014 | 8 comments

Young Catholic America

October 9, 2014 | 30 comments

All Joy and No Fun

September 9, 2014 | 1 comment

Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

Share & Share Alike

December 18, 2013 | 1 comment

Unruly Passions

December 6, 2013 | 0 comments