Matthew Schmitz

Visiting the Eternal City feels like a kind of homecoming

Grace Kelly took the route of assimilation. Hayworth remained exotic

Progressive bishops want to replace ‘rigid’ codes and speak of sexuality ‘without taboo’. How very bourgeois

The Vatican’s agreement with Beijing signifies the abandonment of Vatican II’s political vision

High-minded members of the professional class disdain the sport, but they miss the point

In upholding immutable truths, the ultramontanists of the 19th century were the true progressives

Since 1968, Church leaders have tried to preserve a fragile truce. But repeated compromises have fostered a culture of deceit

The Archbishop’s easygoing persona was a social strategy – and a theological stance

US abortion law is based on a great lie. But the new Supreme Court Justice could help to strike it down

In the global culture war, secularism is suddenly facing a strong challenge