Posts Tagged ‘Public square’

Pulitzer-winning novelist exhorts Christians to engage world Comments 0

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

A Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist known for her compelling Christian characters has urged Christians to engage fearlessly and generously with a world “enthralled by contentiousness.” “There’s something very, very wrong when so many people who claim to be religious act as if they have to hide out, as if their understanding of things couldn’t support Read more

We must build our public square on civil dialogue Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018
civil dialogue

The genius of the American founders lay in their ability to design institutions that would call forth the best in a fallen humanity while containing the worst. The separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution, novel for its time, is a good example of this theo-political balancing act: No single person can be trusted to Read more

Christian faith in the public square Comments 0

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The first words of the prologue to the Catholic Church’s catechism express the purpose of faith: “Father … this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” Cultivating that relationship with God is the purpose of faith and the mission of the Catholic Church. Read more

Is the ‘culture-warrior’ model for bishops the right one? Comments 0

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

How should bishops conduct themselves in the public square? The question is especially urgent today when so many divisive issues, including contraception mandates and same-sex marriage, complicate the nation’s politics. Economic concerns still dominate the public’s interest, but it is these hot-button issues that get people’s blood pressure rising. The question is urgent for another Read more