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Pope Francis

Can a Pope Change Moral Truth?

That joking retort we heard as children, “Is the pope Catholic?” is starting t...

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Is the Pope Catholic?

Karl Marx was not a Catholic, but Pope Francis is lookin’ more like a Marxist every ...

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Pope Francis

The Price of Papal Popularity

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democrat...

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Vatican Museum

Public-Relations Advice for the Catholic Church

It seemed that only minutes after the College of Cardinals selected Pope Francis as their ...

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Pope Francis—Against the West?

“The Faith is Europe. And Europe is the Faith,” wrote Hilaire Belloc after tha...

Holy See

André-Joseph Léonard

Desperately Seeking Conservative Pope

Very soon all eyes will turn to Rome and mainstream media will have dissident "€œCatholi...

Holy See

Pope Benedict XVI

A Godly Man in an Ungodly Age

“To govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind an...

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Pius XII: Sourcing the Slanders

Pius XII: Sourcing the Slanders

The whole horror of National Socialism is not concentrated in its nationalism, but in the combination of these two sterile and anti-human ideologies. Ironically enough, nationalism (unlike patriotism, of which it is the exaggeration and parody) is never merely national. Indeed, under its spell both the German Nazis and the Russian Soviets became imperialists. A nationalist is never satisfied with the nation as it now exists, nor recognizes its true goodness; it must always be marching “€œprogressively”€ towards “€œreform,”€ expansion, or into conformity with “€œpropositions”€ abstracted from historical context.