Analysis

Papal Anti-Judaism?

March 14, 2017 Peter M.J. Stravinskas 2

A renowned Italian rabbi, Giuseppe Laras, recently wrote an open letter in response to developments within the Italian Biblical Association which he considers extremely problematic in terms of Jewish-Christian relations. In fact, he says that he is […]

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The Amazon Indult?

March 12, 2017 Peter M.J. Stravinskas 0

Many of us thought we were going to be safe from papal off-the-cuff remarks last week since the Pope and Curia were on their annual Lenten retreat. No such luck as we got treated to […]

Analysis

As Europe declines, the Church dithers

March 8, 2017 Dr. Samuel Gregg 2

In 1985, the then-European Economic Community which eventually became today’s European Union formally adopted what’s known as “The Flag of Europe.” Consisting of a circle of 12 golden stars on an azure background, many believe […]

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I am a lawyer, not a mind-reader

February 23, 2017 Edward N. Peters 2

Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ echoing of claims that Amoris laetitia changed no doctrines occasioned a question for me: Am I the only (or among the few) Amoris critics who agrees with Amorisdefenders that Pope Francis made no doctrinal changes in Amoris? I do not think that […]

Essay

The end of the Catholic state?

February 20, 2017 Joseph G. Trabbic 0

Perhaps Benedict XVI’s greatest gift to the Church was his emphasis on what has come to be called the “hermeneutic of continuity.” This concept emerged in his Christmas 2005 address on Vatican II to the […]

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Peter, Trump, and Francis

February 17, 2017 Carl E. Olson 2

Last summer, while visiting family in Montana, I had a conversation with my brother-in-law—an Evangelical Protestant—about the papacy in general and the pontificate of Francis specifically. Chris’s questions were very thoughtful and not contentious in […]