The Return of an old Tradition
The Second Vatican Council promulgated on Dec.
Why Gun Control?
A number of years ago, when I was a parish priest, a woman preparing for baptism at Easter asked if she could speak with me privately.
Catholicism's Emerging Role in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico these days, religion is on the rise.
Books and Culture
I’ve just finished reading Edward Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem (Harcourt Brace, 352p, $23 hardcover; Harvest, $15 paperback) with i
The right to name Supreme Court justices, clearly among the most far-reaching of presidential powers, has received surprisingly little an
In a series of very readable books over the last two decades, John F.