The debate over Senator John Kerry’s service in the Vietnam War sounded a sour and dispiriting note as the presidential campaign of 2004 approached the Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of the
Who's Not Ready? Holler I'
My daughter is dating a Baptist. Well, she says, he’s not really a Baptist. He was baptized into some Protestant denomination, and he attends a church that happens to be Baptist.
Post-Crisis Morale Among Priests
In the wake of the sexual abuse crisis, more than a few people, including priests, are convinced that the morale of priests is bad. In a letter dated Dec.
Realigning Catholic Priorities
If asked to name the most prominent item on the Catholic bioethics agenda, most people in the United States, including Catholics themselves, would no doubt name abortion, closely followed by biomedica
Inculturating Liturgical Music
In a delightful scene in Ang Lee’s splendid comic film Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, the oldest sister of the Taiwanese family at the center of the story, a recently converted and fervent Christian, witness
Preparing for Dialogue in the Holy Land
Most of the dramatic changes that produced the vast improvement in Jewish-Christian relations in the last half-century have taken place on the Christian side.
Books and Culture
In the debate over poverty in the United States, there are just two ideas, or at least it often seems that way.
In recent decades a growing number of social scientists, like Theda Skocpol, whose Diminished Democracy I reviewed in this space (10/
This is an important book, with much to offer, but it is also disappointing. Its importance lies in three converging factors.