Rembert Weakland’s Oprah ecclesiology

May 12, 2011 Russell Shaw 0

Probably the most telling passage in Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland’s autobiography A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church concerns an apparently trivial incident in late 1977. The newly arrived archbishop of Milwaukee was cleaning out his […]


The Faith of Flannery O’Connor

May 12, 2011 Catherine Harmon 0

Brad Gooch opens his new biography of Flannery O’Connor with a quote from his subject about biographies: “As for biographies, there won’t be any biographies of me because, for only one reason, lives spent between […]


Caritas in Veritate

May 12, 2011 CWR Staff 0

On July 7, Pope Benedict XVI published his third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, addressed to “the bishops, priests, and deacons, men and women religious, the lay faithful, and all people of good will on integral […]


Inside the Mind of Pope Benedict

May 11, 2011 Jeremy Lott 0

If he had not assumed active duties that took him away from his scholarship, would Joseph Ratzinger have ended up as a Doctor of the Church? The case for this proposition is not explicitly made […]


A Love Letter to Freemasonry

May 11, 2011 Sandra Miesel 0

After defaming the Catholic Church in Angels and Demons, then denying the divinity of Christ in The Da Vinci Code, what could Dan Brown possibly do for an encore? His latest bestseller, The Lost Symbol, […]


Closed from the Start

May 3, 2011 William Kilpatrick 0

Robert Reilly’s recent book The Closing of the Muslim Mind is a highly informative and penetrating analysis of a ninth-century debate within Islam, the repercussions of which are still being felt today. At the same […]


Zigzagging into Life

April 28, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

Crisply written, filled with memorable stories, and with a pace that makes it impossible to put down, Kevin Wells’ Burst is a compelling contemporary Catholic memoir of the way God “zigzags” into our lives just […]