Commonweal writers represent a heritage that traces all the way back to the greatest of early Christian theologians.
"I felt that I had spent quite enough time in a classroom and should find a real life."
The fact is: In this discouraging book, the future looks bad for just about every flavor of Catholic.
Commonweal refused to abandon its belief in democracy or Catholic truth, arguing that in the modern world the health of one was related to the health of the other.
The catechesis of the 1970s became a cautionary tale, the model of what not to do in passing on the faith. For years I was sympathetic to that analysis. But now?
The appointment of Blase Cupich will have an impact beyond the Catholic Church because it tells us about the role Francis wants the church to play in American life.
Reading a new letter from the Vatican, one might think the sign of peace is floundering in the church today. In fact, it's one of the most successful rites we have.
The synod comes at a time when a huge gulf has opened up between the teaching of the church on sex, marriage, and the family and the practice of many Catholics.
Jennifer Senior’s 'All Joy and No Fun' is more serious than its playful cover implies. Why do people have children at all now that having them is not a necessity?
Tom Cornell has been a part of the Catholic Worker movement for more than sixty years. He started in 1953 when he was nineteen years old.
What some critics see as Rolheiser’s complacent, uncritical embrace of modern secular society is actually borne of his confidence in God's abiding presence and care.