The Improbable

April 27, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

When the actor Michael Douglas, who in the film Basic Instinct played a police detective investigating and attracted to a possible female serial killer (Sharon Stone), realized how the film would end, he complained to […]


The Theology of Extinction

April 27, 2011 Jeremy Lott 0

Philip Jenkins is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities at Pennsylvania State University. He has written over 20 books since 1983 on topics ranging from American history to moral panics to terrorism to clerical […]


Something of Heaven

April 27, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Some of the most popular musicians in Europe today are not rock stars but contemplative monks. Last February, Universal Music signed the monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz, a 12th-century monastery in the Vienna woods in Austria, […]


At the October Synod

April 27, 2011 Thomas P. Harmon 0

The 12th Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops took place at the Vatican October 5-26, reflecting on the theme “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.” In addition to […]

Film & Music

Of Bond, Batmobiles and Bullwhips

April 26, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

James Bond is back. Quantum of Solace, opening in theaters this month, is the 22nd film in the official Bond series (not counting a few stray independent productions). More notably, Quantum of Solace represents the […]

No Picture

Labour in the Vineyard

April 26, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

For most of the past century, and especially since the reforms of education funding that followed the Second World War, Catholics in Britain have enjoyed an unusually generous arrangement for their schools. The schools, organized […]


Palin and the New Feminism

April 26, 2011 Father Matthew Gamber 0

Mentions of Feminists for Life (FFL) appeared often in the news after Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was annouced as John McCain’s running mate. Palin is one of the pro-life organization’s members. Serrin Foster has led […]


A Wake-Up Call

April 26, 2011 Sean Salai, S.J. 0

An August 28 court decision to uphold legal abortion in Mexico City will have little effect in the rest of the country and will only serve to galvanize the Mexican pro-life movement, according to Mexican […]