SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Pope Benedict XVI
August 29, 2021
The internal debate about the Latin Mass has little effect on the Church’s outreach and is unlikely to reverse the decline of Catholicism in the West
August 26, 2021
With the clergy seemingly intent on blotting out tradition, the Church finds itself engaged in another unedifying culture war
April 24, 2021
If there are stalwart reformers -- and we know there are some of the clerisy genuinely committed to the work of ripping out the rot and repairing the Church's leadership culture -- we might nonetheless reasonably wonder whether they have the wherewithal to bring about meaningful reform.
April 18, 2021
Thinking in terms of McCarricks, plural, is important for the Catholic Church. If we’ve had to suffer one, what’s to stop there being others? Indeed, among many lessons to be learned from the whole sorry spectacle, surely one is that being a McCarrick can (to borrow a concept from game theory) be a supremely profitable ‘strategy’.
March 01, 2021
From fiction to biography, the allure of the Vatican is like no other
July 08, 2020
Benedict XVI watched his brother’s funeral via livestream
July 02, 2020
The Pope expressed his “heartfelt sympathy” after the death of Mgr Georg Ratzinger on July 1 at the age of 96
July 01, 2020
Msgr. Georg Ratzinger died in Bavaria at the age of 96 on July 1
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