March 22, 2023
The conversation has not stopped, and it will continue. Here I do not mean to suggest any futility; these interventions helped many avoid error and come to see how faith can be intelligible. New discoveries will continue to create new urgencies to think anew about this relationship.
March 8, 2023
No charism is a one and done process, but like the reform of the church, a charism is an ongoing process of listening attentively and lovingly to the Holy Spirit who is, as John of the Cross says, the principal guide of those committed to prayer and to the apostolate.
February 28, 2023
Newman produced a bittersweet account of the meeting in a letter to Ambrose St John, his last great friend, written in the house of his first great friend, the late Bowden, in which he speaks about two other great friendships recovered after 20 years of silence. A truly marvelous concentration of coincidences!
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.
February 15, 2023
The CUA Press is pleased to kick off our new book season with the release of our Spring/Summer 2023 catalog! Here are just a few of the exciting upcoming titles you can look forward to reading
February 8, 2023
The Eucharistic celebration contains the solution to the violence of technocratic modernity and grounds the many calls in the encyclical to care for our common home in all its facets, from the unborn to non-human creation.
January 4, 2023
Here are sixteen ways that you can preserve the legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. (Spoiler: it involves a lot of reading).
December 9, 2022
The two ends of man—the political and the transcendent—are, in principle, compatible with each other. They have a common origin. They can diverge from their respective ends, however, because of free will, itself natural to what it is to be a human being.
October 28, 2022
The figure of Galileo, whispering his conviction of heliocentrism in a theocratic Italian court, represents in the minds of many modern people their image of an intrinsic conflict between faith and science, dogma and free enquiry, medieval justice and modern values. As numerous scholars have shown, however, the Galileo trial was largely an anomaly in the history of Catholicism. In the early modern period, it was far more common for religious institutions, especially the Catholic Church, to embrace with zeal the latest scientific discoveries, which by and large confirmed their worldview.
October 19, 2022
Perhaps it is obvious, but I believe that we need to know each other’s histories. American Catholics can be pretty tribal—within neighborhoods, parishes, and ethnic communities. But I think that we can benefit from the experiences of others, no matter our backgrounds.