Essays
by Ida Friederike Görres

The Church

"A Letter on the Church" (1946)

Response to critics of "A Letter on the Church" (1947), forthcoming 2022

"Wrecking Crews in the Church" (1969), forthcoming 2022

"Trusting the Church: a Lecture" (1970)

God and Faith

"Of the Homelessness of God" (1949)

"The Believer's Unbelief," adapted by A.Z. Serrand (1961)

A discussion of faith and Reinhold Schneider. This text consists of commentary by Fr. A.Z. Serrand as well as passages from an essay written by Görres; these passages are a translation into English from French of a text that was previously translated from German into French. 

"Vocations: Wells Drying Up?" (1965), forthcoming 2022

Social Issues and Ethics

"Ida Görres on the History of the Family" 

A 3-page excerpt from Broken Lights: Diaries and Letters; Görres develops the ideas in this passage in some depth in her 1971 book What Binds Marriage Forever (forthcoming, 2021). 

"The Murder Button" (1964), forthcoming 2022

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