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Excerpt of Faithful Fictions

Excerpt of Faithful Fictions

The image of international Catholicism has itself undergone a change since the Second Vatican Council. The Church began to pay more attention to the individual conscience, to ecumenism, and to social justice, although there has also been fierce resistance to these trends in some quarters. Yet for a long period, Catholicism had seemed powerfully authoritarian and reactionary, and it was understandable that it should have been seen as set against all the social and political developments on which the genre of the novel was held to depend.

Excerpt of From the Dust of the Earth

Excerpt of From the Dust of the Earth

Any satisfactory account of how God creates new life forms through evolution must seek to address the role that contingency or chance plays in the natural world. Many people assume that divine providence is incompatible with an evolutionary process that operates through natural selection and random genetic variation.

Excerpt of Religious Freedom after the Sexual Revolution by Helen Alvaré

Excerpt of Religious Freedom after the Sexual Revolution by Helen Alvaré

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.

Q&A with Ty P. Monroe

Q&A with Ty P. Monroe

In his best moments, Augustine persistently reminds us that the sacraments are in some sense objectively effective apart from or prior to us, the recipients, at least insofar as we don’t generate their saving grace. Yet he also shows why and how the sacraments are always brought to their full effect when we subjectively receive that grace and act on it in our lived experience.

Excerpt of It is the Spirit Who Gives Life

Excerpt of It is the Spirit Who Gives Life

It is the Spirit who aids our stumbling lips when we groan and pray for full salvation in the midst of a creation that is itself groaning for liberation from decay (Rom 8:22–27).

Excerpt of An Immigrant Bishop

Excerpt of An Immigrant Bishop

Because of their own political and religious environment, England and his colleagues saw the shifting conditions in the world as advantageous to the Catholic Church; the Irish church, at least, had gained greater freedom because of the eighteenth-century revolutions. He and his colleagues were accustomed to speaking of change, reform, adaptation, republicanism, and democracy as beneficial to the Catholic Church.

Excerpt of Contemporary Catholic Approaches to the People, Land, and State of Israel

Excerpt of Contemporary Catholic Approaches to the People, Land, and State of Israel

A Catholic engagement in relationship with the Jewish people is rooted in a context. For many in the Church today that context is forged in Europe in the mid-twentieth century. What do Christian-Jewish relations look like from the perspective of a Catholic theologian who is a Palestinian Arab? How does that perspective impact how Catholic theology might see the Land of Israel and the State of Israel?

Excerpt of Respectably Catholic and Scientific

Excerpt of Respectably Catholic and Scientific

Father John Augustine Ryan never won any contests for charisma. Not long after assuming his post at the Catholic University of America in 1915, he solidified his reputation as an uninspiring and even monotonous lecturer, with one student later conferring upon him the questionable distinction of worst teacher he ever had.

Spring/Summer 2022 Catalog is Out NOW

Spring/Summer 2022 Catalog is Out NOW

The CUA Press is pleased to kick off our new book season with the release of our Spring/Summer 2022 Catalog! Here are just a few of the exciting upcoming titles you can look forward to reading

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