SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Rerum Novarum
July 28, 2016
After the Brexit vote, Britain's politicians are scrambling around for ideas. They should begin with Pope Leo XIII's masterpiece Rerum Novarum
June 24, 2016
Two things drove the anger behind Brexit: a decline in living standards, and a feeling of powerlessness
May 26, 2016
A celebration of the encyclical Centesimus Annus turned the worker into a subject of state policy rather than an economic agent
March 09, 2016
People know that Trump is not really for them, but they don’t believe any of the other candidates are either.
October 10, 2015
Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
June 24, 2015
The encyclical’s callow environmentalism will make feeding the starving more difficult, not less
March 19, 2015
Neither socialism nor unfettered capitalism have worked well in post-war Britain. A new consensus, inspired by Catholic social thought, is addressing the malaise
July 23, 2014
Leo XIII created lengthy riddles, known as "charades," which were published anonymously in a Rome newspaper