November 19, 2015
The culture that the church faces today cannot be understood as that of the previous three centuries.
A Pope for a Global Church: The contemporary world requires a successor of Peter who can teach and direct the entire people of God.
March 06, 2013
Conscious of his pastoral responsibility for the whole flock of Christ, Pope John Paul II in his 1995 encyclical letter “Ut Unum Sint” (No. 96) invited leaders and theologians of other churches to suggest ways in which the papal office, without prejudice to its essential features, could
Faith in Focus
January 24, 2013
From 1997, Cardinal Avery Dulles on the theological heritage of the 20th century's greatest theologians
January 23, 2013
Where would contemporary theology be except for the works of the Jesuits Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) and Henri de Lubac (1896-1991) of France, Karl Rahner (1904-84) of Germany, Bernard Lonergan (1904-84) of Canada and John Courtney Murray (1904-67) of the United States?The Swiss-born Hans
October 08, 2012
A selection of the theologian's writings for America
July 06, 2009
From our pages: April 13, 1968
April 21, 2008
It is a matter of surprise that I have occupied the Laurence J. McGinley Chair in Religion and Society for 20 years. When I reached the statutory retirement age at The Catholic University of America in 1988, I received several academic offers. As a Jesuit, I consulted my provincial superior as to wh
January 15, 2007
From 2007, Cardinal Avery Dulles on "the shining features of the Society of Jesus"
April 18, 2005
As bishop and later as pope, John Paul II did not have the freedom to propose purely personal theological positions in his official documents. When acting as a pastoral teacher he sought rather to defend and proclaim the doctrine of the faith. But since doctrine always has to be expressed, justified
December 20, 2004
Karol Wojtyla has always had a deep eucharistic piety. In 2003 he released his most recent encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, emphasizing the bonds between the Eucharist and the church. Last spring he announced the beginning of a eucharistic year, which began on Oct. 7 and will culminate at the me