Legislative prayer is the subject of the latest religion-clause challenge to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
Images, names, and circumstances make it clear that sacrament and mystery are vital to writer David Schickler's worldview.
On the thirtieth anniversary of Joseph Bernardin's lecture on the consistent ethic of life, four contributors reflect on its meaning for today's church.
Unless the exchanges make clear which plans cover elective abortion and which don’t, the ACA’s requirement that insurers segregate abortion funds makes little sense.
We asked some younger Catholics, themselves just setting out in life, to compose responses to the stories in our symposium.
In his Fordham lecture Bernardin mentions abortion ten times. The word “fetus” appears twice, but the words “woman” and “women” do not appear at all.
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.
Bernardin grasped the idea that the Church’s most important contribution to public life is in shaping a cultural consensus on attitude.
To say that Bernardin's consistent ethic of life did not catch on with the American hierarchy would be an understatement.
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...
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...