Women in the Church

Merciful God, Merciful Church

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

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.

Last Word: Living Witness

How do you tell a vocation director you’re scared that the life you feel called to may be dying?

The Last Word: The Crewcut

One day in elementary school a boy on the playground punched a nun in the belly. His name was Billy and her name was Marie. It was an accident.

A Chat with Pope Francis

The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...

The Big Chill

Are we likely to hear from Catholic women who believe responsible use of birth control is compatible with their faith and their vocations as wives any time soon?

A Sense of Mission

The papacy satisfies the sense of mission Francis has always had. Now his mission is to breathe spirit back into Catholicism.

Plot Twists

'Catholics in the American Century' gathers essays exploring how Catholic experience and perspectives enrich our understanding of the broader American experience.

Holy Agony

'Dialogues of the Carmelites' is an opera of questions: What does it mean to die well? To die in fear? Are there bad ways to be a martyr for Christ?

The Big Dig

Last fall, the Archdiocese of Boston released an ambitious plan designed to stem the decline it has experienced—in priests, Mass attendance, and treasure...

Native Daughters

Last October the Roman Catholic Church elevated to sainthood two women of North America: Mother Marianne Cope, the German-American nun who spent her life providing...

Closing Testament

Broadway’s most recent foray into Catholicism has come to an abrupt halt: The Broadway testimony of the mother of Jesus—as written by the award-winning...
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Book Reviews

Plot Twists

July 1, 2013 | 0 comments

United Front

March 11, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 4, 2013 | 0 comments

The War on Beige

September 26, 2011 | 0 comments

The Rest of Her

April 11, 2011 | 0 comments

Lend a Hand

September 20, 2010 | 0 comments