As Others See UsInequities in the U.S. criminal justice system were among the subjects of concern that drew criticism from the United Nations Human Rights Committee last July in Geneva. Maximum security prisons came under fire for virtually 24-hour confinement of prisoners to their cells.
Clash or Conversation?
Those who take an apocalyptic view of the campaign against international terrorism like to cite the historian Samuel Huntington’s prediction of a clash of civilizations. Commentators sympathetic to this view applauded Pope Benedict XVI’s address at the University of Regensburg on Sept. 12.
Books and Culture
The North Atlantic captivity of the church is drawing to an end.
To read Thirst, Mary Oliver’s most recent book of poems, is to feel gratitude for the simple fact of being alive.
In the highly charged and fertile theological world out of which Vatican II was born, there was widespread agreement that the Catholic Churc
Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, at Boston College, has written a sharp indictment of the Bus
Alice McDermott’s new novel, After This, vividly, often heart-rendingly portrays roughly 25 years (up through 1977) in the lives of t
If asked “Who is Satan?” most of us might give an answer something like this: Satan or the Devil is the fallen angel who persuaded Adam a