Every so often a rumor arises that young priests today are not faring well. It is suggested that they are dispirited and leaving the priesthood in large numbers. In 1999, this rumor was so rife that the Catholic sociologist Dean Hoge led a research project to investigate. Dr. Hoge concluded in his s
The Dignity of the VulnerableBy Meghan J. Clarke‘The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges” (No. 218). In a simple sentence, Pope Francis summarizes the bedrock of Catholic social doctrine: human dign
What has always struck me about this passage is Matthew’s immediate yes to Jesus’ invitation.
Open the Doors“The Continuing Crisis,” by Jon Fuller, S.J., M.D. (12/2), addresses important issues and appropriately recognizes terrific work Catholics are doing to combat H.I.V./AIDS. That being said, as a young Catholic working in the H.I.V./AIDS community, I believe important questio
Pope Francis' collegial spirit is demonstrated and practiced in his new exhortation.
Some people, focused almost exclusively on numbers, are concerned that religious life is in decline. This narrows our ability to see what God is doing.
Icons of Hope John Thiel rsquo s creative effort to explore Christian belief in eternal life is clearly the work of a major theological thinker Focusing on the eschata the classical four last things mdash heaven hell death and judgment mdash Thiel rejects Kant rsquo s position on the limitatio