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.