Sojourns with Schall

Jesus of Nazareth Completed

January 13, 2013 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

“Jesus’ teaching is not the product of human learning, of whatever kind. It originated from immediate contact with the Father, from ‘face-to-face’ dialogue—from the one who rests close to the Father’s heart. It is the […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

Tardy Reflections on the Election

January 9, 2013 James Kalb 0

A great many things might have changed the results in November. Hurricane Sandy might have headed into the Atlantic instead of the Atlantic states. Or moods might have shifted, so that memes like “the war […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

Turning the Corner

December 6, 2012 James Kalb 0

In the last several months I’ve been discussing the problems Catholics face dealing with public life today. The recent election underlined some of them. The bishops and others made their pitch about threats to the […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

An Undemocratic Future?

November 15, 2012 James Kalb 0

Democracy means “rule by the people,” but today that seems an increasingly distant ideal. We live in a diverse country of 310 million people with a government responsible for a huge range of domestic and […]

Ecclesia et Civitas

The Church and Social Programs

October 16, 2012 James Kalb 0

A couple of months ago I noted that the Church generally supports and cooperates with political authorities. She interprets their efforts charitably, supports whatever can be justified, and, when some particular measure is undeniably bad, […]

Sojourns with Schall

No New or Different Church

October 15, 2012 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

“The Council Fathers neither could nor wished to create a new or different Church. They had neither the authority nor the mandate to do so. It was only in their capacity as bishops that they […]

Clark on China

“Christ is in Our Midst”

September 26, 2012 Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D. 0

Sunday morning in China’s capital city is not unlike most other days: Beijing’s more than 20 million inhabitants bustle through congested sidewalks, cars compete almost hopelessly for space on crowded roads, and hazy grey skies […]