SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
John Paul II
November 12, 2020
After thirty years of such reports, the idea that the Church has any credibility left to protect is absurd.
December 14, 2017
Western media paints Poland as a hotbed of extreme nationalism. The truth is far more complicated
October 25, 2017
A selection of memorable quotations by the Polish pope
May 25, 2017
The Church was a leading force in the abolition of capital punishment, but some Catholics are endorsing it again
May 04, 2017
Time magazine reporting of 1978 now looks both quaint and prescient. Then, as now, everything hangs on the choice of the next pope
February 09, 2017
John Paul II couldn’t strike a deal that satisfied the SSPX. Nor could Benedict. Enter the unlikeliest of bridge-builders
November 10, 2016
The Vatican wants the Korean Church to evangelise the rest of Asia. That could be only the beginning
October 27, 2016
Abortion can seem impossible to overcome. But so did communism