Ash Wednesday is the most countercultural day of the year. Repent! Turn away from sin! Now what could be more un-American than repentance and the admission of sin?
How a Pope's Illness Affects the Church
The recent hospitalization of Pope John Paul II has revived interest in numerous questions about what happens to the church when a pope is sick and what would happen if he became disabled.
The Troubled Conscience Of an Israeli Soldier
Adam Keller, jailed for refusing to serve in the Israeli Army in Lebanon, has a son, Uri, who was jailed for refusing to serve in the Israeli Army.
Books and Culture
You have to warm to a man who spent the night reading The Old Man and the Sea after he received word that he was to be made a bishop.
In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, an excess of consumer goods flooded the marketplace.
Archaeological digs in the land of Israel often shed light on the Jewish and Christian Bibles and on the persons and events that occupy thei