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Consistent, Comprehensive, Christ-inspired

Thirty years later one wonders how many recall the debates the lecture engendered. It bears re-reading; the challenges it poses may be even more pressing now.

The Original Culture Warrior?

Bernardin grasped the idea that the Church’s most important contribution to public life is in shaping a cultural consensus on attitude.

An Ethic of ‘Life,’ Not ‘Purity’

To say that Bernardin's consistent ethic of life did not catch on with the American hierarchy would be an understatement.

'A Faith that Could Be Our Own'

I must confess: I am a twenty-something practicing Catholic. Yes, I am young. And yes, I have plenty of friends who are Mass-going Catholics, too. And if you must...

'The Freedom to Love It'

When I was eight, I imagined that purgatory was something like a large hotel. Some distinguished guests, like my grandfather or my Aunt Annie, would check in only...

'Hiking Down Another Path'

As a 22-year old with a college degree, I am far more likely to have been a “none” than the invested Catholic that I am, but it’s hard for me to...

No Mere Colony

'Algerian Chronicles' Albert Camus Edited and with an introduction by Alice Kaplan Belknap: Harvard University Press. $21.95, 223 pp.

The Mother of the Man

The novelist talks about obsessions, escapes, and what his mother's life tells him about his own.

The Chile Harvest

New Mexico's green chile crop was worth about $65 million in 2012. People there take it seriously. But the people who pick it barely eke out a living.

Forgiven Sinner

My old friend and graduate school classmate, the distinguished Catholic theologian Germain Grisez, made the news recently with a sharp criticism of Pope Francis...

Breaking Badly

It is not alarmism to fear that Congress's failure to authorize an increase in the national debt could trigger a global recession.

Street Pope

Pope Francis has created a new interactive mode of papal teaching, an epoch-making change in rhetorical style meant to inspire hearers and appeal to their ideals.
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