Women in the Church

Euro Zone in Stalemate

The European Union is at risk of being destroyed by the euro. The credit crisis founded on the swindle by Wall Street and retailed to Europe's banks has created...

Missing the Mark

Every day for years I’ve prayed the liturgy of the hours and attended daily Mass. I say a rosary each day, join my parish for a novena, participate in...

Quit the Church?

Recently, a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post cast as an "open letter to 'liberal' and 'nominal' Catholics...

The Floating Sacrament

Not a Reset ButtonThomas L. KuhlmanI am a practicing psychologist and a practicing Catholic. Recently a Catholic client expressed serious concern about his...

The War on Beige

The search for good resources for adult religious formation is not an easy one. There is the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself, of course, authoritative and...

Refuge

My monsignor uncle, Fr. Jack, and Aunt Gert, his sister, were something of a cliché in the Irish-Catholic universe in which I grew up: the unmarried sister who...

Pass the Cudgel

We’re still debating whether what we’re doing in Libya can rightly be described as war, though bombs dropped amid an “intervention” are just as deadly. But where’s...

The Rest of Her

The head of St. Catherine of Siena, who died in 1380, is on display in a reliquary in Siena’s church of San Domenico. The relic is slightly ghoulish, though in...

Trailblazers

Courtesy of Benedictines of DuluthEver since Catholic sisters started arriving in the United States from Europe nearly three hundred years ago, Catholic women...

Unevolved

Last month, the Committee on Doctrine of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a critique [PDF] of theologian Elizabeth A. Johnson’s book Quest for...

Dorothy’s Days

Thirty years after her death, Dorothy Day remains “the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism.” I made that...

Fitting Service

The candidate to be ordained deaconess is presented to the bishop.... As she bows her head the bishop imposes his hand...praying: “Holy and almighty God, who by the...
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Book Reviews

Gay and Catholic

January 22, 2015 | 6 comments

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