Essays & Reviews

Take Your Place at God’s Banquet

  • Monday, April 9, 2012

By Daniel H. Martins
There is a banquet table prepared for you, overflowing with God’s abundant blessings; come, and take your place.

Second Annunciation

  • Friday, April 6, 2012

By Jon Adamson
When Mary spoke in the Magi’s tongue, she declared the Good News of salvation that was to come to the ends of the earth.

Politics, Ashes, and Easter

  • Friday, April 6, 2012

By David L. Holmes
In the Bible and in the Quran, forty is the number traditionally used to signify a solemn period during which God reveals his purposes to his people.

Honoring Oliver O’Donovan

  • Friday, April 6, 2012

By Mark L. MacDonald
We are unanimous in our conviction that O’Donovan’s work is transformative and unique in its relevance to the Church’s present and future.

Jesus as Martyr for Israel

  • Friday, April 6, 2012

By Robert Russell Smith
In 2010 I wrote a play, The Inquiry: A Story of the Passion of Jesus, that incorporates my findings from Jewish law.

God Is in the Neighborhood

  • Friday, March 30, 2012

Allan Crite was a painter of urban life. Much less familiar are his works devoted to Christian themes such as the illustrations he did for a small volume on the Mass published by Cowley Press.

Redefining Marriage?

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012

By Leander S. Harding
A draft report envisions far more than a pastoral provision for same-sex couples.

Defending the Bishops

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012

By Benjamin Guyer
Today Diarmaid MacCulloch’s writing has been shown to be selective, speculative, tendentious and agenda-ridden. [Updated 3/29/12]

Let Us Reclaim Our Family

  • Friday, March 16, 2012

By Brian Cox
The Toward Jerusalem Council II movement seeks reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles, drawing its vision from the first Council of Jerusalem.

Church vs. Reich

  • Friday, March 9, 2012

By Leander Harding
The Church can only help, in the middle of the disorder of the world, by really being the Church.