articles by Leon J. Podles

33.2 — March/April 2020

Paths of Departure

Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America Since Vatican II, 2nd ed. 
by Stephen Bullivant


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

Gospel Marketplace

American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution by Stephen Cox


30.2 — March/April 2017

Men-at-Arm's Length

Soldiers of Christ & the Mixed Messages They Receive


28.3 — May/June 2015

The Other Americas

The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity by Todd Hartch


28.2 — March/April 2015

Critical Masses

Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church
by Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen


28.1 — January/February 2015

Roman Renewal

Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church
by George Weigel


25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

Catechism's Ostracism

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat


24.5 — Sept/Oct 2011

The Way of St. James

My 500-Mile Pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago


24.4 — July/August 2011

Reformed to Death

on the Future of Feminized Liberal Judaism


23.4 — July/August 2010

Zeal for Thy House

Some Reforms Require the Ultimate Sacrifice


23.2 — March/April 2010

There Is Forgiveness

But There Are No Shortcuts on the Road to Reconciliation


22.6 — July/August 2009

Unhappy Fault

on the Integration of Anger into the Virtuous Life


18.1 — January/February 2005

Empty Spaces of the Word


17.7 — September 2004

Literary Revelation


16.9 — November 2003

Christians & the Fog of War


16.5 — June 2003

Naples & New Towns


16.4 — May 2003

There’s No Smell Like Home


16.3 — April 2003

Choosing Truth or Power


16.3 — April 2003

Voting as Christians


16.2 — March 2003

The Envy of the Devil & the Glory of God


16.1 — January/February 2003

Depopulation & Destiny

A Question of Numbers,
The Death of the West,
The New Christendom,
& World Population Prospects


16.1 — January/February 2003

Man Is a Wolf to Man


15.10 — December 2002

Cubist Scripture


15.9 — November 2002

The Comforting Doctrine of Hell


15.8 — October 2002

Something That Doesn’t Love a Wall


15.7 — September 2002

Priests, Passion & Power

The Dynamics of Celibacy & Homosexuality in the Catholic Church


15.7 — September 2002

Disaster Canada


15.6 — July/August 2002

Love for the Fatherland


15.6 — July/August 2002

Priests Most Wanted


15.5 — June 2002

Comedies—Screwball & Divine


15.4 — May 2002

Flying High at Trinity


15.3 — April 2002

Catholic Scandals

The Real Story Behind Clerical “Pedophilia” & What It Means for Clerical Celibacy


15.3 — April 2002

The Ring of Terror


15.1 — January/February 2002

The Heroes of Middle-Earth

J. R. R. Tolkien & the Marks of Christian Heroism


14.9 — November 2001

Christ: God, Man & Hero

Jesus Christ & the Pattern of Christian Manhood


14.3 — April 2001

Scouting for Trouble


14.1 — January/February 2001

Missing Fathers of the Church

The Feminization of the Church & the Need for Christian Fatherhood


14.1 — January/February 2001

The Eternal Fatherly


13.5 — June 2000

The Reticence of God

on Signs & Revelation


13.3 — April 2000

A Serious Wake-Up Call

Christendom Awake
by Aidan Nichols, O.P.


12.1 — January/February 1999

Sons in the Son

God and Man in Early Christianity


11.5 — September/October 1998

Clinton & King David


11.1 — January/February 1998

A Flawed Portrait of Dissent

The Smoke of Satan
by Michael W. Cuneo


8.3 — Summer 1995

All That Separates Must Converge

The Fragmentation of Christianity & the Unity of the Faith


8.2 — Spring 1995

When Brothers Dwell in Unity

Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell


7.4 — Fall 1994

No Place Like Home

A Personal Look at the Education of Children: Public, Private & Domestic


7.2 — Spring 1994

He Is Lord, He Is God!

Speaking the Christian God: The Holy Trinity and the Challenge of Feminism edited by Alvin F. Kimel, Jr.


6.2 — Spring 1993

Men & Religion

An Unhappy Marriage


22.4 — May 2009

Before Abraham Was

Before Abraham Was: The Unity of Genesis 1–11 by Isaac M. Kikawada and Arthur Quinn


3.4 — Winter 1990

Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels



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18.3—April 2005

Lions of Succession

on Being a Free Narnian & the Joy of Subordination by Donald T. Williams

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