Thomas H. GroomeThomas J. CurryVincent J. Miller

The editors of America have asked a selection of theologians and bishops to respond to the article, "Beyond Catechesis" (9/12) by Michael G. Lawler and Todd A. Salzman. In the coming weeks, we hope to add more responses to this page. We will also continue the conversation on the role of Catholic universities with an article by Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, which will appear in the September 26 issue.

UPDATE (9/19): Cardinal Wuerl's article has just been published online.

UPDATE (10/17): Read the latest response by Thomas Rausch, S.J.

Our symposium begins with articles by Thomas Groome, Bishop Thomas Curry and Vincent Miller.

‘Nothing is more central to the church’s mission than how it educates in faith.’

Thomas Groome

Thomas J. Curry
Church, state and the survival of Catholic schools
Thomas J. Curry
For me, a Catholic bishop, the past four years have been Dickensian—the best of times and the worst of times. How they have been the worst of times hardly needs explanation, but the growing realization that they have also been the best of times has come to me as an ever-deepening conviction an
Thomas J. Curry
A case currently before the California Supreme Court, Catholic Charities of Sacramento Inc. v. The Superior Court of Sacramento County (Department of Managed Health Care et al.), deals with that state’s Women’s Contraception Equity Act of 1999. It is attracting a good deal of attention a