SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
October 15, 2017
No Pope can overturn the Church's teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis's comments were puzzling
April 19, 2017
The events of a century ago continue to fascinate believers and non-believers alike
October 29, 2015
In 1985 Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter that eerily addresses the questions raised at the family synod
May 09, 2015
"There is no fourth secret and there are no other hidden secrets," says Cardinal Amato
April 19, 2015
Ten years ago today Benedict began his transformative papacy
March 26, 2015
Localism, at the expense of universalism, is a deadly poison for Catholics
February 20, 2015
Pope Francis also admits being told off by Cardinal Ratzinger after preparing Vatican document
February 18, 2014
Saudi Arabia's crackdown on St Valentine's Day might be ridiculous but it is also understandable
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