Faith: Catholic

  • Vincent Pannizzo lives in East Oakland, California. He preaches to those with nowhere else to go, although he himself is homeless. More

    August 29, 2008 | Comments (11)

  • Earlier this month, in preparation for the riding season, several thousand bikers descended on Paterson, New Jersey to have their bikes blessed by a Catholic priest who is also a biker and who ministers to all those who ride.

    May 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Tom Monaghan developed a new town, complete with its own massive house of worship and university, out of farmland in southwest Florida. He’s hoping that the town, and the university, will produce more than diplomas.

    May 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • “Every age,” writes Shakespeare scholar and cultural critic Marjorie Garber, “creates its own Shakespeare.” Our Shakespeare in the early 21st century seems to be the religious Shakespeare and, for some, a militantly Roman Catholic Shakespeare involved in an underground movement of secret Jesuit priests and recusant British aristocrats who wanted to consign Queen Elizabeth’s Protestant England to “the old religion” and restore loyalty to the papacy. More

    April 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton looks at the impact Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. may have on the 2008 elections.

    April 25, 2008 | Comments (1)

  • In a sense, Pope Benedict did nothing wrong. Even more surprising, he did many things even better than well.

    April 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • The papal style in rhetoric has ever favored the general over the particular, the timeless over the topical, and the abstract over the concrete. Benedict XVI's April 18 address to the General Assembly of the United Nations proved no exception to the rule.

    April 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • David Gibson, author of THE RULE OF BENEDICT, discusses the differences between Pope Benedict XVI and John Paul II.

    April 19, 2008 | Comments (2)

  • After Pope Benedict XVI met with leaders of different faiths at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington Thursday evening (April 17), one rabbi flipped open his cell phone, dialed a number and, when connected to the other caller, pronounced, "I'm becoming a Catholic."

    April 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Pope Benedict XVI devoted most of his UN General Assembly speech to a philosophical explication of the moral foundations of human rights and of the UN itself.

    April 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

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