Pope Francis, global village pastor
| 18 March 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
Here’s a Pope who condemns unfettered capitalism. So he must be a Marxist, right?
| 10 December 2013 | FEATURES |
Nope, but it’s hard to convince some people.
While Benedict XVI is still Pope
| 19 February 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |
The media and Vatican watchers are busy speculating about the recent past (what ‘really’ prompted this resignation) and the future (who is ‘most likely’ to replace him), I think it’s important to take the opportunity while he’s still in the Chair of Peter to recognize what is the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.
Time to reform the Reformation
| 17 July 2012 | FEATURES |
For 500 years, England has denied its Catholic heritage. In our multicultural era, it is high time for the conventional wisdom to be questioned, says a leading historian.
What’s wrong with the West?
Is the West in decline because it has lost touch with its Christian roots?
Mel Gibson: Conservative demon or Caravaggio?
Scandalous tape recordings expose the movie star in an ugly light, but some critics are honing their own agendas.
The Gray Lady and her toxic books
| 14 January 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
Top of the New York Times Book Review this week is Elizabeth Gilbert’s sort-of romantic travelogue, Committed. It's the kind of book the Times seems to love.
Ted Kennedy’s ambiguous legacy
| 29 August 2009 | FEATURES |
For America’s most famous Catholic, morality and politics had little to do with each other.