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“It’s a time not for sadness but gratitude—and courage,” says the archbishop of Philadelphia in a discussion of his latest book on “Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World.”

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s latest book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World, is available now from Henry Holt & Co. In anticipation of the release of the book, CWR editor Carl E. Olson con...

It is widely accepted that Vatican II rejected Catholic states as the normative ideal, and that this rejection was at the level of an unchanging doctrine. Here are arguments against both propositions.

Perhaps Benedict XVI’s greatest gift to the Church was his emphasis on what has come to be called the “hermeneutic of continuity.” This concept emerged in his Christmas 2005 address on Vatican II to th...

"Even though we are contemplatives," says Sister Scholastica Radel of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, "we don’t always see the result of our prayers. In the next life we’ll see the fruit that our sufferings and prayers have produced."

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (www.benedictinesofmary.org) of the Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus were established under the auspices of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1995.  They later became independent of the Fraternity and re-located to Gower, Missouri—near St. Joseph, in nort...

The time to carefully examine the ethics of human-robot interaction is now—before it becomes “the new normal.”

Professor Sherry Turkle, founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, has studied the psychology of human interactions with computational artifacts since the 1970s. In the nascent years of the 21st century, she argues, society has reached a “Robotic Moment.” This crossroads is defined not by the actual manufacture of relational robots, but by the fact man...

An interview with Father Daniel Utrecht, C.O., author of a biography of Cardinal Clemens August von Galen, who risked his life by speaking out against the Nazi regime.

Father Daniel Utrecht, C.O., is a priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Dallas (B.A., Philosophy), and the University of Toronto (Ph.D., philosophy). He joined the Oratory in 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1985. Father Utrecht teaches in St Philip's Seminary, directed by th...

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