The Common Good

Articles By Joan Chittister

Reflections on stopping gun violence, a year after the massacre in Newtown.
The Vatican attacks on Catholic sisters will sap the church's impact in the world.
A vibrant spirituality for our troubled times grows out of a centuries-old tradition.
An excerpt from Joan Chittister
Has the world changed? Or have we?
Struggle is a universal part of human experience, but hope—though hard to see in disappointing circumstances—is the other side of that coin.
The institutional church, on the other hand, is in serious trouble. Here's why.
Will the pedophilia scandal affect the role of women in the church?
"Whenever people discover that they have rights, they have the responsibility to claim them."—John XXIII, "Pacem in Terris"
War was so much easier before the world's borders began to seep like a sieve.
An excerpt from The Friendship of Women: A Spiritual Tradition
Wuthnow's "ecclesiastical chaos theory"