Politics & Society Features
Many Catholics are disillusioned with both the Republicans and Democrats. Could a third party ever happen?Bill McCormick, S.J.May 01, 2020
U.S. Catholics hoping for a party based on Catholic social teaching might look to the example of Christian democrats in Europe.
Politics & Society Short TakeBill McCormick, S.J.April 27, 2020
Central governments must be able to respond to crises, writes Bill McCormick, S.J., but President Trump’s claim of “total” authority is a reminder that democracies must also be able to maintain limits on power.
Faith Faith in FocusBill McCormick, S.J.March 13, 2020
Many admire Francis. But has his teaching affected them? The evidence is mixed.
Arts & Culture BooksBill McCormick, S.J.December 27, 2019
Seeing Pope Francis as spiritual director means seeing that the pope takes himself less seriously than do his critics and defenders.
Faith Faith and ReasonBill McCormick, S.J.November 25, 2019
The recent writings of New York Times columnist Ross Douthat are calling political conservatives to a needed greater humility.
Faith Short TakeBill McCormick, S.J.August 02, 2019
If we stop criticizing them and listen.
Politics & Society DispatchesBill McCormick, S.J.April 19, 2019
Father Schall was often described as a contrarian, but he had his mind set on the "essential and ultimate" questions.