U.S. Catholicism

Off the Grid

A colonia is any “identifiable community” within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border lacking potable water and decent housing. There are 141 in New Mexico alone.

Borderline

Our so-called border crisis is not fundamentally a question of security, but one of poverty, injustice, and disorder.

A More Accommodating Accommodation?

In his short and perplexing concurrence on Hobby Lobby, Justice Kennedy offered a path to resolving the dispute over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.

After Hobby Lobby

It’s unfortunate that the Obama administration’s initial, parsimonious exemption for religious groups helped ignite the firestorm that led to Hobby Lobby.

Take This Chalice—Please

If “chalice” is not required by the Latin language and it runs contrary to liturgical and patristic tradition, why are we saying it?

Catholic & Libertarian?

The Ayn Rand libertarianism that Paul Ryan has flirted with is fundamentally incompatible with Catholic teachings. But can Catholics still be economic libertarians?

Something Is Wrong

To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.

No Academic Question

A pressing matter for the Catholic Theological Society of America: What can or should the organization do to be more welcoming to “conservative” theologians?

Catholicism & Same-Sex Marriage

A special page featuring selected Commonweal articles, essays, editorials and blog posts on Catholicism and same-sex marriage.

Blessed Are the Rich

Blessed are the poor, for they shall enjoy the fruits of free enterprise if only governments will get out of the way.

Engagement or Retreat?

Our problem as Catholics isn’t that same-sex marriage somehow uniquely represents Western society’s recent turns; our problem is those turns themselves.

The U.S. Sisters & the Holy See

The awkward conversation between the LCWR and the CDF may turn out to be just the kind of encounter the church needs.
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Book Reviews

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

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