Churches

Mary and Christian Formation

By Leander S. Harding I have been led by a convergence of prayer and reflection on the challenge of Christian mission to the study of Mariology. I am surprised to find that this will be the fourth article on... Read More...

Kenneth Roberts, American

By John Bauerschmidt Literary fashion comes and goes, even in the more resilient popular sphere, and can deal unevenly with novelists. Kenneth Roberts, who died in 1957, is a case in point. Roberts wrote eig... Read More...

Reading Esther and Ruth in Tandem

Esther 1:1–2:23 By Sarah Puryear This week in the Good Book Club, our reading plan moves from the story of Ruth to that of Esther. These two books are often paired with each other because they are the only ... Read More...

Living as Salt & Light

By Bryan Owen I had the good fortune of growing up next door to my grandmother. Her name was Lily Pearle. Does it get any more Southern than that? Grandmama’s house was a refuge whenever I needed a getawa... Read More...

Summing Up Benedict XVI

By Victor Lee Austin The earthly life of Pope Benedict XVI has come to an end and his body has been committed to its resting place. As with any death, one wonders what this particular life was all about: wha... Read More...

An Old Proposal For a New Way Forward

An Ecumenical Priesthood The Spirit of God and the Structure of the Church By Karl Rahner Translated with a critical introduction by Jakob Karl Rinderknecht Fortress, pp. 100, $28 Review by Bruce Myers ... Read More...