Essays & Reviews

Essay for readers of the Living Church

‘William White is Dead’

By Lawrence C. Provenzano The bicameral system needs to be replaced with a unicameral General Convention that meets in sacred council to consider the mission of the church, its programs and budget.

‘Complex and Disturbing’

‘Oh Thou Transcendent’The Life of Ralph Vaughan WilliamsTony Palmer FilmsIf hearing the name Ralph Vaughan Williams makes you feel all warm inside, or if you associate him largely with the majestic settings of ... Read more...

Mere Catholicism

What does it mean to be a Catholic university? Alasdair MacIntyre, perhaps the most influential living philosopher, believes the answer to this question involves a significant place for the Catholic philosophical tradition.

Second Annunciation

By Jon Adamson When Mary spoke in the Magi’s tongue, she declared the Good News of salvation that was to come to the ends of the earth.

Politics, Ashes, and Easter

By David L. Holmes In the Bible and in the Quran, forty is the number traditionally used to signify a solemn period during which God reveals his purposes to his people.

Honoring Oliver O’Donovan

By Mark L. MacDonald We are unanimous in our conviction that O’Donovan’s work is transformative and unique in its relevance to the Church’s present and future.

God Is in the Neighborhood

Allan Crite was a painter of urban life. Much less familiar are his works devoted to Christian themes such as the illustrations he did for a small volume on the Mass published by Cowley Press.