No Longer Docile

The emergence of the Islamic state; the tension with Iran; and the sinister turn events have taken in Israel are attributed in Europe to American irresponsibility.

Certifiably Catholic

Want to prove you’re a good Catholic? You’ll have to do more than feed the hungry and teach your children the Lord’s Prayer in modern and dead languages.

The Right's Word-Deed Problem

It would be wonderful if conservatives really wanted to deal constructively with the inequality predicament they so passionately describe.

The High Cost of Netanyahu's Comeback

Benjamin Netanyahu’s gambits worked. But at what cost to the future? Israel was already divided, and the harshness of the campaign split it further.

Letter from Rome

There is no question that “mercy” is one of the guiding leitmotifs of Francis’s pontificate. And last week, he emphasized there is no sin that cannot be forgiven.

The Senate's 47 Percent

The letter, spearheaded by Sen. Tom Cotton to "instruct" the Iranians about our Constitution, was a blatant effort to blow up the negotiations.

Letter from Rome

Francis is marking the second anniversary of his pontificate, and if anyone still has doubts about his views on the post-Vatican II Mass, they should doubt no more.

Share the Wealth

Highly skewed income distribution reduces social mobility. The locked-in advantages of children at the top of the income scale may already be irreversible.

The Bibi-Boehner Coalition

Boehner’s inviting the leader of another nation to criticize our own president, and Netanyahu’s decision to accept, threaten to damage the U.S.-Israeli coalition.

Letter from Rome

If you believe media reports, you’d be convinced that Pope Francis strengthened the hand of Australian Cardinal George Pell. But you'd be wrong.

Letter from Rome

There was no personal greeting from Pope Francis during a recent visit by New Ways LGBT pilgrims to Rome; the Vatican did not even properly acknowledge them.

Unity, Not Uniformity

When Paul VI celebrated the liturgy in Italian, it was a pledge to future generations that the church and her liturgy would lean toward outreach and mission.
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