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Awaiting the Pope’s eco-encyclical

Emily Watson | 17 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, climate change, demography, ecology, Pope Francis
Francis is speaking with moral authority. However, the encyclical is not a scientific document.

More perspective needed

Andrew Byrne | 19 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, Jesuits, Pope Franis, Vatican
A recent biography of Pope Francis seems unfair and confusing.

A life in the public square

Stephen P. White | 21 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, public square, USA
Richard John Neuhaus was one of the most influential figures in American public life from the Civil Rights era to the War on Terror

The Mario that might have been

Robert P. George | 07 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Catholic Church, Mario Cuomo, New York
The former governor of New York failed to use his impressive gifts as a politician to defend life.

Celibacy does not create sex offenders

Anthony Fisher | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, celibacy, sexual abuse
Some clergy have abused children, but indicting celibacy is a mistake.

The great reformer

Austen Ivereigh | 25 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Pope Francis
A biographer of Pope Francis reflects upon his career as a reforming leader.

Tough love is still love

Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, compassion, marriage, orthodoxy
Is it possible for the Catholic Church to be both orthodox and compassionate?

Politicians fail the family - does the Pope have the answer?

Laura Keynes | 14 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, equality, family
Equality is the political favourite, but family pressures will be solved by unity, says Francis.

A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, saints
If religion is on the wane it is was not evident in Madrid or Rome earlier this month.

It’s a synod on the family, remember

Cormac Burke | 06 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, family, marriage
Divorce, annulments, and contraception certainly have their impact on family life, but surely it is a negative one.

Powerful Polish film about faith, the Holocaust and Communism

Jeremy Hicks | 01 October 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: Catholic Church, Communism, films, Holocaust, Poland

A ray of light through the clouds

Michael Cook | 26 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, evil, ISIS, saints
We need saints to dispel the miasma of evil. Alvaro del Portillo was one of them.

A long and winding road

Francis Phillips | 16 September 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Catholic Church, conversion, homosexuality

Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943

Francis Phillips | 12 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, World War II
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.

After 65 years, is China ready to embrace the Pope?

Scott Pacey | 21 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, China, Pope Francis, religious freedom
The Church has sought engagement with China since the 13th century and will not give up anytime soon.

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