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Church Doctrine

Unsteady Halo: The Canonization of Pope John Paul II

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

In retrospect, had John Paul II chosen to do what his immediate successor did -- retire at an appropriate time -- he would have stepped down around 1995. Our assessment would be different. But we must assess his legacy in its totality.

The Fallacy Of Statements Of Faith

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I have a confession to make. A while back, I was applying for an editing job with a fairly prominent Christian media company, and I was asked to sign a statement of faith. I needed the job, so even though I didn't actually agree with several points in the statement of faith, I signed it.

Bishops Urge Catholic Schools To Ban A Nun's Book

nytimes.com | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

A committee of American Roman Catholic bishops announced Wednesday that a popular book about God by Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, a theologian at Fordh...