Fresh Canadian AirThe Canadian Religious Conference, which represents more than 200 orders of men and women, in January presented to the bishops of Canada an exhaustive analysis of the situation of th
Measuring Catholic Identity
The publication in 1990 of the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae has been the inspiration for continuing conversation within the Catholic higher education community in the United States
Dodging Faiths Call
Sometimes a pope, a bishop or a national conference of bishops will issue a challenging statement on a matter of public policy.
On Dec. 30, 2005, the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., headed by Archbishop John Vlazny, lost an important preliminary round in its bankruptcy case.
A Voice for Peace in Northern Uganda
How and why did the massive displacement of almost two million people into camps begin?
Dialogue and Democracy
The Catholic Church is not, as many old hands in the Vatican are quick to say, a democracy.
Visible Means of Support?
Those bright yellow magnets are everywhere: Support Our Troops. Tiny arms looped like an embrace or hands joined in prayer.
Books and Culture
Old age should burn and rave at close of day,” screamed Dylan Thomas, but he was only 37. W. B.
Once upon a time, all Francophones were taught to write clearly and distinctly, à la Descartes; nowadays it seems they are trying their best
As if religion did not have enough problems, Sam Harris in The End of Faith condemns the three great Abrahamic religions as the cause