Special Report

Italy records sharp abortion decline

December 18, 2015 Vincenzina Santoro 0

“The phenomenon of decline continues.” With those words Italy’s Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin began her recent presentation before Parliament on the Annual Report for 2014 on abortion in Italy, as mandated by enabling Law […]

Remembering two great bishops

December 16, 2015 George Weigel 0

We American Catholics are, in the main, notoriously uninterested in our own history. So it likely escaped the notice of many that December 3 marked the bicentenary of the death of John Carroll, one of […]


Safe Zone Stickers and Bad Ecumenism

December 15, 2015 Jack Mulder, Jr. 0

The following comments are offered in the hopes of contributing to good ecumenical environments, especially in Christian higher education. They are my views, and not the views of my beloved home institution, Hope College. At […]

Film & Music

Music for Advent: A Playlist

December 15, 2015 R.J. Stove 0

Given that for even the best-educated music-lovers so much valuable Christmas repertoire slumbers largely undisturbed by any hint of modern revivals, it is hardly surprising that most Advent repertoire tends to be even less known. […]