Ethics

Common Ground and the Grave

By Steve Rice Since 2016, I have buried 317 children. I use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer because it contains a liturgy for the Burial of a Child that is rooted in the traditional votive mass for the Holy G... Read More...

The Grammar of Communion

The following essay is excerpted from a chapter in When Churches in Communion Disagree, ed. Robert Heaney, Christopher Wells, and Pierre Whalon (Living Church Books, forthcoming this spring).  By Katherine S... Read More...

“Follow the Science”? Yes and No

One of the themes for this summer’s Lambeth Conference is theology and science. We have invited authors to reflect on what they hope the bishops will take to heart and keep in mind regarding this theme as they ... Read More...

Seek the Peace of the City

By John Bauerschmidt Alasdair MacIntyre’s 1981 book, After Virtue, was published in the same year I began my seminary training, and I owe it an intellectual debt. McIntyre’s analysis of “The Enlightenment pr... Read More...

Sacramental Discipline

By Sam Keyes When the news came that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone had barred Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion, I wondered how quickly Episcopal bishops would scramble over one another to declare t... Read More...