Analysis

Fake canon law goes on goin’ on

April 22, 2017 Edward N. Peters 2

Fr. James Keenan writing in Crux this week makes his own a question raised (last July, it seems) by Rocco Buttiglione in L’Osservatore Romano: “Is there any contradiction between the popes who excommunicated divorced and remarried persons and Saint John […]

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 […]

The Dispatch

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 […]