The growing Church in Africa
Pope Francis is about to visit an increasingly Catholic continent.
Bob the Robot’s TED talk: What robots are and aren’t
Robot are things we create to develop our ideas.
A bureaucracy of medical deception
Quebec physicians told to falsify euthanasia death certificates
Bedtime proves challenging for older siblings
Jessie's big sister can't sleep.
The global ambitions of the Islamic State
Is the modern West capable of religious debate?
Jonah Lomu dies
We have lost Rugby's first global superstar at only 40 years of age.
‘Create in me a clean heart’
A pastoral response to pornography. From the US Catholic Bishops.
Free speech gets a hammering in Tasmania
The Catholic archbishop has been hauled before a tribunal for "insulting" homosexuals in a booklet on same-sex marriage.
Uncivil discourse: a call for intellectual humility
We need genuine dialogue more than ever.
Will artificial intelligence kill our jobs? That depends.
It depends in part on what we understand our jobs to be.
Sweden has it all - except freedom of conscience
A court has ruled that abortion rights leave no room for a midwife to be exempted.
Rolling back mass surveillance
Protecting the right to privacy in the age of metadata.
“Vatileaks 2”: corruption, cronyism, and mismanagement
Two new books make the case for Pope Francis' financial reforms.
Millennials being “priced out of parenthood”
How financially secure is enough before having a baby?
Is Islam incompatible with modernity?
Many leading Muslim thinkers are returning to Islam’s earliest texts to promote reform
Can IVF reverse population decline?
There is very little evidence that IVF is a solution to declining birth rates.
The challenges of an ageing nation
Do you have any ideas how they can be met?
Just another member of the patriarchy
One ambivalent young man is no match for the abortion merchants.
Jumbotron, the smartphone is coming to get you!
New tech does not extinguish old art forms. It more often changes their role.
An “act of war”
Without an intellectual response to the challenge of ISIS, it will not be defeated.
What will the English language be like in 100 years?
The future for English is one of multiple Englishes.
Reality TV for toffs: The Economist and euthanasia
Journalists need guidelines for covering euthanasia.
France must resist the temptation to sink to the level of its ISIS foes.
War comes home
Surely there will be no peace until we find other ways of compromise and reconciliation?
Live to text? Well, it’s your neck ...
If our index fingers are getting far more exercise than our legs, we are not living healthy.