A straight-faced boyish humor and oblique Midwestern sentiment pervade these twenty short pieces by writer-slash-comedian-slash-rock-star Dave Hill.
Trumpism is an ideological wasteland where anger is the only point and winning is the only objective. This GOP convention is what the wasteland looks like.
Pope Francis may have named Fr. Pizzaballa an archbishop and temporary seat-holder of a patriarchate precisely in order to succeed the ambitious Cardinal Scola.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both need to boost their popularity, but Clinton has more room to grow. History tells us she could get that boost.
Spain is at a political impasse. How could the center-right People’s Party, so mired in scandal, finish first in the general elections?
There won't be "reform of the reform" after all. Francis shakes up the Vatican's financial management, chooses new (lay, non-Italian) leadership at the press office.
By the time Diego moved in, I was forty and Diego fifty, our marginal existences long established. We ranted about the torture regime he once fled. We danced tangos.
The British referendum revealed the weakness of the political establishment. The phenomenon points to the opening of a new chapter in Europe's post-war history.
As the CDW sets up a new commission, is there hope for Vatican II Catholics that the pope will firmly resist any attempts to roll back the clock on those reforms?
Where is a compelling vision of human well-being? Missing is the sense that “we are all really responsible for all.” This feeds into the hands of people like Trump.
The tensions within Orthodoxy are partly theological. But there is also a more worldly clash of interests, including the rivalry between Constantinople and Moscow.
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