Solidarity in Globalization
More than 2,500 years ago the Greek historian Herodotus observed that if anyone were given the opportunity of choosing from among all the nations of the world the best set of beliefs, he would inevita
There Are No Minority Americans
One night recently I was visiting with a group of friends and listening to the music of Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, John Coltrane and Ray Charles.
The Deadly Legacy of War in Vietnam
While playing with his little brother next to their home in Quang Tri province, Giang, five at the time, picked up an explosive device. It detonated.
Are American Catholics in Decline?
Professors Rodney Stark and Roger Finke, who teach sociology at the University of Washington and Purdue University respectively, think the Catholic Church will suffer membership reverses characteristi
Primacy in Communion
In December 1998 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a remarkable document titled "Reflections on the Primacy of Peter" (hereafter "Reflections"; see Origins, 1/28/99).
Books and Culture
With this accessible yet critically responsible examination, Paula Fredriksen, the Aurelio Professor of Scripture at Boston University, h
As an 11-year-old boy, Thomas Berry, probing the red hills of his home in North Carolina, skipped across a creek and found himself in a m
The past, as one historian aptly put it, has become a "foreign country." This is true even of our own Christian past.