FaithFaith and Reason
Richard J. Clifford
The Book of Ruth tells an important story in the history of Israel—but also reminds us to take seriously the lives of ordinary people—villagers, immigrants, married people, widows and the poor.
FaithFaith and Reason
Carlo Calleja
In a world that trivializes kinship more and more, Pope Francis’ retrieval of the concept of fraternity is timely and challenging.
FaithFaith and Reason
Michael Baxter
As we give thanks for John Courtney Murray, S.J., we should probably temper our gratitude and be mindful that “the Murray project,” as it is sometimes called, brings with it some caveats.
FaithFaith and Reason
Massimo Faggioli
At this juncture in American political and religious history, John Courtney Murray has something to say for the Catholic Church trying to recover a sense of itself in the public square.
 Supporters of President Donald Trump join in prayer outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington Jan. 6, 2021, where U.S. Congress will meet in joint session to certify the Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden. (CNS photo/Mike Theiler, Reuters)
FaithFaith and Reason
James Martin, S.J.
Father James Martin: An alarming number of Catholic clergy contributed to an environment that led to the fatal riots at the U.S. Capitol.
FaithFaith and Reason
Aaron Pidel
Where should a pope who has embodied “the first shall be last” stand in line?