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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 Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

Excerpt of Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

One of the defining features of great poetry is an extraordinary sensitivity to the spiritual currents of the age—to disturbances in the fabric of a culture’s moral consciousness. It is, therefore, not surprising that the greatest poet of the English language should manifest an awareness of the nominalist assumptions that had begun to permeate the web of daily life by the end of the sixteenth century.

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 The Dry Wood

Excerpt of The Dry Wood

Father Malone had been dead for nearly a year, but his presence in the parish did not diminish. It grew, it was almost tangible. Every day joy increased like a warm and lasting spring after a long winter.

Excerpt of Betting on Freedom

Excerpt of Betting on Freedom

A bout of tuberculosis forced me to interrupt my studies from May 1963 to June 1964. I was forced to spend long periods in the mountains. Far from my friends and immersed in solitude, I had the opportunity to reflect on the Christian journey I had started years ago.

Book Backstory with Heidi Giebel

Book Backstory with Heidi Giebel

To help us avert those three dangers, then, philosophy and psychology inform each other to point us down the right path, and the real-life stories of moral exemplars are crucial for providing us concrete models we can readily apply in our own lives.

Excerpt of The Pope by Gerhard Cardinal Müller

Excerpt of The Pope by Gerhard Cardinal Müller

One day, my sister Antonia, who was graduating from high school and thus was in my eyes the highest authority of knowledge, rushed into my room and cried out: “Have you already heard it? The pope has died.”

Excerpt of Black Catholic Studies Reader

Excerpt of Black Catholic Studies Reader

Perhaps it is time for Black Catholics to ask themselves whether Karenga’s Seven Black Values are the final word on what Black spirituality should be. Should not there be a more transcen­dent dimension to Black spirituality?

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