January 2019

The Liturgy Is for (Little) Kids

Timothy O'Malley, Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, on why we should encourage (little) kids in church.

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After Failing the Covington Catholic Test

Charles Camosy, Fordham Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, reconsiders his initial reactions to the Covington Catholic video and the March for Life.

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A Garden Lurking Beneath the Floorboards

Andrew Kuiper, writer and editor, cultivates an appreciation for Sergei Bulgakov's attempt to redeem the dismal science of economics.

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The Faith of Ancient Philosophy's Fathers

John C. Cavadini, Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life, contemplates the element of faith in pre-Christian philosophy.

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Marxism and Religion

Alasdair MacIntyre, Distinguished Research Fellow at the ND Center for Ethics & Culture, compares Marxist hope to Christian ideals.

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Burke's Romantic Restoration of Natural Law

John Milbank, President of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy, continues his CLJ series by considering Edmund Burke's ressourcement of natural law.

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Renewing Nouvelle Théologie

Cyril O'Regan, ND Huisking Chair of Theology, makes evident why nouvelle théologie answers the questions raised by Charles Taylor in A Secular Age.

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The History of Natural Right

John Milbank, President of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy, continues his series by surveying the history of natural right.

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The Chief Obstacles to Good Spiritual Direction

Peter Andrastek, Senior Consultant for The Evangelical Catholic, outlines the main obstacles to consistently good spiritual direction on the parish level.

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The Darkness of Hope

Kristen Drahos, Fellow in the Western Heritage Program at Carthage College, considers how Thérèse of Lisieux challenges Walter Benjamin's wreck of history.

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When the State Kills

Charles C. Camosy, Life and Dignity Writing Fellow, highlights some very disconcerting facts about the death penalty in the United States.

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The Political Pawning of Saints

John Michael Hogue, Su Casa Catholic Worker community member, looks back at the polarization that followed the canonizations of Sts. Romero and Paul VI.

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Church Life Journal's Best of 2018

Artur Rosman, Managing Editor of Church Life Journal, reviews our journal's most-read essays of 2018 and looks forward to 2019.