One of the most remarkable cultural developments of the past half-century has been the growth of interfaith dialogue. Members of religious communities that, on principle,...

To the Editor: I leave historical refutations to the professional historians, but I question COMMENTARY’s providing a forum for the sweeping attack on Catholicism mounted by...

Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel HarperCollins. 992 pp. $35.00 It can be argued that Pope John Paul II is the...

To the Editor: Robert S. Wistrich’s article, “The Pope, the Church, and the Jews” [April], should be welcomed by Catholics as a constructive contribution to the...

Over the past four decades, the attitude of the Catholic Church toward Judaism and the Jews has undergone a sea change. On the theological level,...

Among the world’s great religions, as they were called in pre-multiculturalist days, Christianity occupies a middle ground in its attitude toward the sacramental. On the...

To the Editor: . . . It is an indication of Hyam Maccoby’s indifference, if not hostility, to Christianity that in his review of John P....

Over the past several years, evidence has been mounting that new forms of an old bigotry, anti-Catholicism, are befouling American public life. Consider these incidents,...

Who Was Jesus? A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Volume One: The Roots of the Problem and the Person. by John P. Meier. Anchor-Doubleday. 484 pp. $25.00. Perhaps...

Faith & Interfaith Jewish-christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification. by David Novak. Oxford University Press. 194 pp. $24.95 Interfaith discussions between Christians and Jews—in professional jargon, “the dialogue”—have hit upon...

Christian Unity The Catholic Moment: The Paradox of the Church in the Postmodern World. by Richard John Neuhaus. Harper & Row. 292 pp. $19.95. In another twenty-nine years, it...

In the late 1970’s, one of my sons, during a Canadian Remembrance Day (Veterans’ Day in the U.S.) assembly in a Catholic high school run...