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Russian Spring

A friendship between two priests manifests the possibility of different relations between Orthodoxy and Catholicism in easternmost Europe.

Thinking Straight?

Why are social conservatives eagerly citing—and in the process, badly distorting—queer theory? To defend traditional ideas about sexuality.

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.

'A Minefield'

It's one thing to be asked to provide contraception, another to contribute to a plan covering it, and another to tell the government your religious objections to it.

'The Leftovers' on HBO

This gloomy, powerfully acted series imagines the aftermath of a cryptic development: 2 percent of the world’s population has vanished, and no one knows why.

Francis's Interreligious Friendships

It's not the case that Francis has little interest in theological exchanges. Rather, interreligious friendships are more the basis for dialogue than its by-product.

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?

Smart Money

New evidence shows that government-funded, early childhood interventions can actually help instill many of the virtues whose absence conservatives lament.

The Italian Job

Francis’s new language and style have not been universally welcomed by the bishops, especially those in Italy, where the old guard seems especially recalcitrant.

The Duplicity of the Ideologues

Robert Kagan endeavors to beguile while constructing a version of “truth” that ignores inconvenient facts. There’s a name for this technique: It’s called propaganda.

Make Way for Modi?

Narendra Modi, often compared to Hitler and Mussolini, is intelligent and politically astute, and appears to be all things to all people, especially Hindu voters.

An Interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper

How is mercy key to understanding God? Commonweal posed this and other questions to Cardinal Walter Kasper.
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Teach Me to Be Generous

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