'Ready to Be Martyrs'
My sharpest memory from Cairo is what my driver said: 'Christ is testing us.'
Do the end-of-year readings really say that our world is fated to end in terror and panic?
Into the Wild
This advent, look to John the Baptist as a model for Christian life today.
Books and Culture
Brendan Purcell explains why creation and evolution are both needed if we are to understand ourselves.
Two new collections from Catholic poets have a mystical, almost sacramental quality
Do the movies have a future?
Leonardo and the Last Supper
The film 'Life of Pi' asks, 'Do we choose science or religion, atheism or faith?'