Attacks on protesters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are “nothing less than barbarism”, Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya has said.
Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino has called for new presidential elections in Venezuela.
Monks in Vietnam have accused local officials of trying to depose their leader.
Jakarta archdiocese has declared 2018 a “Year of Unity”.
Ross Douthat poses a challenge to “the new Christian critics of liberalism”.
Leah Libresco asks if Christian Stoicism is an oxymoron.
And Fr Charles Murr recalls the “very old school” nun behind Pope Pius XII.
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