If Christians believed in reincarnation, we should wish that at least in one life we’d exist as a Dominican. What stimulating company we would join: Dominic, Catherine of Siena, Mechtild of Magdeburg and Thomas Aquinas in medieval times, and Yves Congar, Edward Schillebeeckx and Herbert McCabe in modern times. These three books serve as a guide to what life as a Dominican would be like:

Formerly gay?

In the aftermath of New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard’s fall from grace amid allegations of gay sex and drug use, a subtle controversy emerged among conservative Christians.

Same-sex unions

As a Jesuit theologian working in a university setting, I am occasionally asked to discuss difficult questions with people charged with adjudicating them.

Breaking away

Christian fundamentalism continues to rest on an explicit gender hierarchy, and conservative Christians continue to worry about the feminization of Christianity and how to maintain male power in chu