Events that trigger major international conflicts often appear small in retrospect. What's happening in Ukraine provides another example of this paradox.
The UN made several recommendations the Holy See would do well to heed. But it weakened its case by weighing in on doctrinal matters unrelated to abuse.
Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a serious problem, but demanding complete Iranian capitulation, either at the negotiating table or on the battlefield, is no solution.
The argument for raising the minimum wage is as much moral as economic; it is an argument about fairness and the dignity of labor.
The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.
The opportunity to roll back Iran’s nuclear program should not be forfeited because of the belligerent posturing of Netanyahu and hawks on Capitol Hill.
The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...
Whether liberal or conservative, reform-minded or traditionalist, Catholics were stunned by the interview Pope Francis recently gave. So were many non-Catholics.
If we had reason to be confident that bombing some of Assad’s assets would save more Syrians than it would kill, armed intervention might be warranted. We don't.
President Obama is right to show restraint on Syria. But that doesn’t mean the United States should stand and watch great crimes being committed.
'America''s mission statement tends to draw too stark a dichotomy between a Catholic’s religious identity and his or her secular political responsibilities.
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