Theology

Daniel E. Burns January 09, 2019
The Catholic church would benefit if bishops felt more like local leaders and less like regional managers in a Rome-based nonprofit. One way to move in that direction would be to have the clergy elect their bishops.
Massimo Faggioli January 09, 2019
There is no question that the process for the appointment of bishops should be updated. But the election of bishops with procedures similar to democratic elections would only exacerbate all kinds of rifts in the Catholic Church today.
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Cynthia L. Haven November 16, 2018
How one man made us think differently about religion, violence and desire
Richard J. Clifford November 08, 2018
The record number of women who will be serving in Congress following the momentous 2018 midterm elections may not be aware that the Bible supports their initiative to serve in this moment of political crisis.
Terrance Klein November 01, 2018
On the Feast of All Souls, we recall how different God is from us, how wonderfully alien the halls of heaven are.
James T. Keane October 25, 2018
With this Fall Books literary issue, we offer writers and texts that we certainly feel are best read closely and conscientiously.