News Analysis

The week in quotations

Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

“Pope Francis is happy with Benedict XVI’s profound analysis”
Cardinal Müller says the popes agree on the abuse crisis
First Things

“Until this morning … I never really understood how simple worship could be an act of immense bravery.”
Radio presenter James O’Brien on the threat to Catholics in Sri Lanka

“Soft totalitarianism”
The Vatican’s International Theological Commission on how many liberal democracies treat religion
New document on religious freedom

Statistic of the week:

Number of girls not born every year because of sex-selective abortion.
Metro/National University of Singapore