The Road to Iranian Democracy

A new book on the movement toward democracy in Iran is meticulous, bordering at times on repetitive. Yet it is a compelling description of the paths of democratization in developing countries, and of the Iranian situation in particular.

Defending the Indefensible at Holy Cross

Controversy continues to swirl around Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Chair of New Testament Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

I First Read Humanae Vitae as a Protestant. Its Truthfulness Made Me Weep.

The world is full of lonely souls who need a beacon in their darkness, an ointment for their wounds, and a means of grace for their bereft spirits. For many, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae has been all that and more.

Air Turbulence and the Resurrection

It’s entirely possible to hold fast to the truth that Jesus of Nazareth was raised by God to a new form of bodily life after his crucifixion and be deeply concerned about the state of the Church today. But it’s not possible to know the Risen Lord and to indulge in despair.

Can ‘Reluctant Trump’ Voters Rescue the G.O.P.?

With Democrats winning in normally deep red places like Alabama and Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, it looks like a blue wave is swelling for the midterm elections. There’s still time for Republicans to change that, but first they must figure out how to mount an effective defense.

Women Are the Heralds of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Women seem to be unhappier now than in previous generations. They need to hear the truth about the contraceptive mentality, especially from other women.

A Gift of Grace to the United States

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a gift of grace to the United States—a country that may have been unworthy of the gift, or else unable to understand it.

Why I Am Still Grateful

Gratitude is hardly restricted to people of faith, just as people of faith are not exempt from ingratitude. But for many of us of the Christian faith, there are certain events that are sources of continuing thankfulness.

March Madness at the College of the Holy Cross

A theology professor slated to become a department chairman has some arguably blasphemous theories about — the Holy Cross.

The Easter Effect and How It Changed the World

The first Christians were baffled by what they called “the Resurrection.” Their struggle to understand it brought about astonishing success for their faith.