Pope Francis’ historic mission to the Middle East
The new Pope is popular because of his concern for the marginalised, but he is not neglecting Christian unity.
Selling the faith of unbelievers
Richard Dawkins' new film, The Unbelievers, peddles an increasingly unlikely worldview.
Here’s a Pope who condemns unfettered capitalism. So he must be a Marxist, right?
Nope, but it’s hard to convince some people.
A breath of life for an old religion
Pope Francis's game plan is a stunning and inspiring document.
Why liberal adulation risks obscuring the Pope’s mission
Is Francis really the obvious new hero for the Left?
Faith and family, society’s double helix
Religion needs the family as much as the family needs religion.
What’s wrong with Richard Dawkins?
For starters, his arguments for Darwinism are not very scientific.
The views of the Fisherman
Months after his election, the new Pope is still making waves.
How the West really lost God
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The decline in the family has driven a decline in religious practice, says an American journalist.
Dear Pope… Dear Professor…
Benedict XVI engages with Italy’s best-known atheist, asking why he overlooks freedom, love and evil.
Is Quebec creating a secular utopia?
Has the Parti Québécois reflected on the dismal record of utopian thinking in the 20th Century?
After mainstream Protestant churches embraced the sexual revolution of the 1970s, they entered a demographic decline.
Mea Maxima Culpa: an exposé of an exposé
The scandal of an abusive priest in Wisconsin was ghastly enough. But a powerful documentary misrepresents how the Catholic Church dealt with it.
What have those pesky Christians ever done for us?
Easter is a good time to do a profit and loss statement on the creed which underpins Western culture.
Portrait of a forceful thinker
Almost nothing by the new Pope is available in English -- apart from these snippets from his latest book.
Another man from a far country
Will a Pope from Argentina be able to brake the increasing secularisation of life in the West?
Moving forward: what name will the next Pope choose?
The odds on who will be elected are very long, but we have some good tips on what name he will choose.
Why I will miss Benedict XVI
Wisdom, piety, humility, gentleness, intellectual rigour and faith in reason are all marks of this true German Shepherd.
Testimony to a great trust
Pope Benedict XVI’s final public address is a testament to Christian faith, hope and love - especially love, the keynote of his pontificate.
A pure, gem-like flame
A good man, but a poor Pope? Think again.
Beyond the call of duty
You won’t hear much praise of Pope Benedict XVI from the usual pundits, but what do they know?
A Pope who surprised the world with his gentleness and intellectual clarity had one last surprise up his sleeve.
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