Our Lenten Journey: "Silence" takes us on a journey, leaving us with a sense of mystery and questions about the choices the characters make, their doubt and faith.
Essay: There is a curiously durable archetype in American storytelling: the illiberal and sinister ethnic Catholic. Trump won 60 percent of the white Catholic vote. What's the connection?
Our Lenten Journey: What is most sovereign and transcendent about God is not demonstrable power but indestructible, merciful grace that is the ground of the dignity of every person.
Why do the innocent have to suffer and die? Why is God silent? It is that silence that gives the novel its title.
As an African-American and a Catholic bishop, I have looked forward to visiting the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and examining its treatment of the church.
A radical in issues of war and peace and labor and the distribution of wealth, Day was always a traditional Catholic, holding firmly to the rules of the church and especially intolerant of innovations in worship.
Fr. Tom Reese's essay looks at rural and blue-collar voters and the big-city billionaire they put into office. Will they now expect him to keep his promises?
Essay: Controversy surrounding Franklin D. Roosevelt continues to intensify, more than 70 years after his death.
Essay: Nearly 100 years ago, during World War I, Ben Salmon, who opposed war and the theory of just war, refused to cooperate in a draft questionnaire.
Essay: I have come to understand that a wake is a version of a funeral Mass and that a funeral home is a church by another name.