Women in the Church
The catechesis of the 1970s became a cautionary tale, the model of what not to do in passing on the faith. For years I was sympathetic to that analysis. But now?
The awkward conversation between the LCWR and the CDF may turn out to be just the kind of encounter the church needs.
How is mercy key to understanding God? Commonweal posed this and other questions to Cardinal Walter Kasper.
How do you tell a vocation director you’re scared that the life you feel called to may be dying?
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.
The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...
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?
The papacy satisfies the sense of mission Francis has always had. Now his mission is to breathe spirit back into Catholicism.
'Catholics in the American Century' gathers essays exploring how Catholic experience and perspectives enrich our understanding of the broader American experience.
'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?
Last fall, the Archdiocese of Boston released an ambitious plan designed to stem the decline it has experienced—in priests, Mass attendance, and treasure...