July 27, 2023
In the Catholic Church of the early nineteenth century, no formal and absolute condemnation of slavery as an institution existed. Although recognizing abuses in the system, the Church did not see slavery as a moral evil in itself but as a result of original sin.
March 29, 2023
Yet those who lament these enduring “religious conflicts,” previously theorized as a phenomenon which, together with religion itself, would diminish and then disappear with modernization and secularization, are confronted by the stubborn presence of religious believers in contemporary democracies.
February 22, 2023
As immigrants, the sisters were not familiar with American culture and history, but that lack of understanding also meant that they were not hindered by baggage associated with the Civil War and negative attitudes about black people.
January 25, 2023
All Jesuit colleges had to survive, and the population of their local communities helped to shape their decisions. Western schools like Seattle University were pioneers in admitting women partly because they were located in smaller, less developed cities where the male population was limited.
October 6, 2022
The women writers of the Catholic Literary Revival were in their own time well-known and well-read, with no shortage of best-selling authors among their ranks. Most predated and greatly influenced Waugh and Greene. They wrote from a more diverse range of social and political positions than Waugh and Greene, and were often more radical in their use of ninetheenth- and twenthieth-century literary innovations.
August 31, 2022
The CUA Press is pleased to kick off our new book season with the release of our Fall/Winter 2022-2023 catalog! Here are just a few of the exciting upcoming titles you can look forward to reading.
July 13, 2022
Griswold is easily characterized as the case kicking off the Supreme Court’s high level of interest in sexual freedom as individual liberty. There the Court proved willing to create a constitutional right without explicitly supporting constitutional text. This exercise is not only fraught with uncertainty, but easily invites judges to substitute their personal predilections for the actual meaning of the Constitution and at the same time to trespass into the rightful sphere of legislatures.
June 29, 2022
Summer is officially underway, and Mother Nature is making sure the whole country knows it. And how do we plan to beat the heat? The same way we beat the cold, and the rain, and the wind—we read!
April 13, 2022
The question in my mind that needed to be asked was not just whether they “succeeded” in their goals or not by getting their Catholic voices heard, and their positions engaged. It was moreso what “success” might have meant in the first place.
February 23, 2022
Winter’s coming to an end here in DC, but that doesn’t mean we cut down on our reading time—we just take our books outside with us! Here are the titles we’re looking forward to reading in the upcoming weeks.