Of Nuns and Love

The controversy surrounding Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel’s recent high school address can teach us this: It’s hard to write or talk about a topic that appears to follow almost immediately from man’s very essence.

New Yorker to Norbertine: An Interview with Michael W. Hannon

Ethika Politika‘s Michael Bradley and Michael W. Hannon sit down at the University of Notre Dame to discuss the latter’s journey toward religious life.

Celibacy and Sexual Capitalism

In this age of rapacious capitalism and of compulsory sexuality, there is potential for celibacy—and not just for clerics and religious—to make sense as political praxis more than at any time in Christian history since the reign of Constantine.

Bring Back Bossy

Girls are more likely to be catty than boys; boys are more likely to be violent than girls. Instead of sugar-coating bossy people, let’s invite girls and women to embrace a leadership the mission of which extends beyond the confines of self.

An Immigration Manifesto by Sam Rocha and Artur Rosman

The United States must stop living in a scapegoating lie.

No-Exit Catholicism

A no-exit Catholicism affirms a fundamental desire that is complementary and even, in some ways, identical to the evangelical desires of orthodoxy and magisterial fidelity.

Brave New Cold War

The culture war that is heating up in Europe: a continent that is now divided as it has not been since the Second World War on fundamental questions about the integrity and value of the human person.

Brendan Eich’s Gravediggers

Christians are waking up to the fact that they have very little moral capital with which to speak out against the defenestration of Brendan Eich. If we want to know why this is the case, we might start by questioning our own collective acquiescence.

Gift of Service and Self

When we make a gift of ourselves to the least of these, we will find ourselves, in the embrace of the greatest One. So, how will you give of yourself today?

Cardinal Kasper and Communion: A Pastoral Ideology?

While on the face of it Kasper’s conclusions might align with a pontificate characterized by pastoral sensitivity, if Rist is correct, they’re also fundamentally opposed to that same pontificate, which has made the rejection of ideology a hallmark.