Church as Family

By Neil Dhingra Should we think of the church as a family? Tolstoy famously wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” and the line also seems to apply to the ch... Read More...

Atheists at prayer for Christmas

Spencer Case: “Dear God, I have come to the conclusion you probably don’t exist, but I’ve also come to the conclusion that any one view I hold may turn out to be mistaken, however unlikely the odds seem.”

A Catholic observer in Rome?

When all roads to union seem closed, perhaps the only way forward is more blood, more tears, more prayer, and, above all, more love.

Cardinal Walter Kasper and Vatican II

"The Catholic Church of the 21st century will have a charismatic face," declared Cardinal Walter Kasper in the National Cathedral. His keynote address was the highlight for me of the conference held at Georgetown University "Vatican II: Remembering the Future" (May 21-24).