The Genius of the Women Saints

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This Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI will canonize seven new saints. His honorees include four women, two of whom”Franciscan sister Marianne Cope and lay contemplative Kateri Tekakwitha”have American roots. Their canonizations follow just two weeks after Benedict named German mystic Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church, a high honor bestowed on only three women before her… . Continue Reading »

A Man of Hope

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My father, Thomas Patrick Carroll, Sr., was always a man of hope. Thanks to his natural Irish optimism, Dad spent much of his career in motion, moving my mother, brother, and me to half-a-dozen states where better opportunities beckoned and God’s call seemed to lead.Seen through Dad’s . . . . Continue Reading »

God & the Second Sex

From the October 2007 Print Edition

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge Nelson, 224 pages, $14.99 The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine by Sue Monk Kidd HarperOne, 272 pages, $13.95 Chasing Sophia: Reclaiming the . . . . Continue Reading »

Jesus Christ Superfluous

From the April 2005 Print Edition

When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today by Harvey Cox Houghton Mifflin. 338 pp. $26 When the Higher Education Research Institute at U.C.L.A. recently released a study of religious and spiritual attitudes among today’s college students, their findings confirmed what astute campus . . . . Continue Reading »