Pope Francis on the Priesthood

From Web Exclusives

As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis spoke frequently of the missionary character of the Church”mission, that is, not as a particular work of a certain group of people within the Church, but as the very nature of the Church as the presence of Christ in the world… . Continue Reading »

What are Children For?

From the January 2013 Print Edition

Friedrich Engels was a prophet of marriage in the modern age. Monogamous marriage, he declared in The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State , published in 1884, is “unnatural,” setting the practical against the genuinely emotional, reducing persons to commodities, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Review of What is Truth?

From the May 2010 Print Edition

What is Truth? From the Academy to the Vatican by John M. Rist Cambridge University Press, 376 pages, $34.99 John Rist, known for his scholarly work on Augustine and Aristotle, brings his considerable intellectual skills to bear on a remarkable thesis: Catholicism, and nothing else, can offer a . . . . Continue Reading »