February 3, 2014

Vol.210 / No.3

February 3, 2014

Crowd Sourcing: Sunday service at the 7,000-seat Willow Creek Community in South Barrington, Ill.
Laurie ZiliakJanuary 22, 2014

My brother is what we used to call a fallen-away Catholic. After years of searching as an adult, he found a church home that is truly life-giving to him. He now belongs to an evangelical megachurch located in the suburbs of Chicago that is home to more than 24,000 worshipers each weekend. The church

J. Michael ByronJanuary 22, 2014

At my father’s recent funeral, a priest approached me in order to marvel out loud, as he had done before, that he was amazed to discover through conversations with my father that this 80-year-old, lifelong practicing Catholic was such a “liberal.” Nobody in my childhood home would

Pope Paul VI at the Vatican.
James F. KeenanJanuary 22, 2014

When I teach the papal encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” published in 1968, I usually do so with a class of undergraduate students at Boston College. I teach it after studying with them five other noteworthy texts: the two creation accounts in Genesis, the teachings on marriage and sexuality b

Patrick R. ManningJanuary 22, 2014

Tonight the last episode of 'The Colbert Report' will air on Comedy Central. A look back at what Catholic catechists can learn from the satirical late-night host.

Robert F. MorneauJanuary 22, 2014

Adam Lord Gifford (1820–87), a philosophic man with considerable wealth, bequeathed to four universities in Scotland an endowment to support work regarding natural theology. For the more than 100 years since that gift, noted thinkers and writers have been drawn to Scotland to share their resea

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 22, 2014

We ally ourselves with the statement, “Standing for the Unborn,” by the U.S. Jesuits.

Letters
Our readersJanuary 22, 2014

The Gun Control LobbyRe “Inexcusable Inaction” (Editorial, 12/9): I am deeply touched by the clarity and passion with which the editors have pursued the idiocy of our current gun law impasse. In sympathy with this cause, I have a plan to achieve victory.Right now legislators are reluctan