Life: Don't be scared of Halloween
Not-so-holy Halloween belongs in the sanctified company of All Saints and All Souls Days, argues Angelo Stagnaro, which is why this holiday is more treat than trick.
Church: Don't trash our past
We shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater when it comes to the devotions of the pre-Vatican II church, says scholar Robert Orsi in this 2000 interview with the editors. We can learn a lot from the wisdom of our elders.
Culture: Space invaders
They may just be little green men on the silver screen, but in real life, the strangers among us are fellow humans, writes Pat McCormick.
Subscribe to an RSS feed or email to read blogs daily!
Margin Notes: The moral injuries of war in Iraq
A week ago, President Obama announced that nearly all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by December 31 of this year. "After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over," Obama said. However, for the men and women returning home from Iraq, the devastating effects of the war are sure to continue.
The Examined Life: Ordain women as deacons now! Why not?
U.S. Catholic spent the last two days interviewing three scholars on the topic of women deacons. Our mini-seminar leaves me convinced that there is not a single good reason for not ordaining women as deacons--and a lot of reasons to do it.
The Examined Life: Some people just have to have the last word
The USCCB's Committee on Doctrine has again issued another letter publicly criticizing Elizabeth Johnson's Quest for the Living God for the very same reasons it did to begin with, and again did so without communicating first with her.
Read more blog posts