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A Brief for the Baroque

How much has Milwaukee's Basilica of St. Josaphat cost over the past century? The rough answer is: many millions. Whether it's worth the cost is an ancient debate.

'I Want to Be a Sister'

Where do the desires that direct your life find their source? And how and when do they assert themselves through all unlikelihood and doubt?

Married to the Past

Laws that once upheld the "traditional views" of marriage social conservatives advocate were dismantled piece by piece because they inflicted other moral costs.

Letters | More on that '70s church

Continuing Cathy Kaveny's conversation about catechesis, one reader raises a challenge for the church.

Pope Frank

"Speak frankly,” Pope Francis said at the opening of this month’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family. “Let no one say, ‘I can’t...

Teach Me to Be Generous

Written with the school’s cooperation, this history recounts the story of Regis High School warts-and-all, including the intrigues surrounding its founding.

The Commonweal Catholic

Commonweal writers represent a heritage that traces all the way back to the greatest of early Christian theologians.
From left: John Brubaker, Carlton J. H. Hayes, William Pfaff,   John Cogley, William Clancy, Edward Skillin, James O’Gara, 1955

Trying My Hand

"I felt that I had spent quite enough time in a classroom and should find a real life."

Young Catholic America

The fact is: In this discouraging book, the future looks bad for just about every flavor of Catholic.

Two Faiths

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.

That '70s Church

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 Pope's American Messenger

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.
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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