Analysis

The irreconcilable duality of Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI was the kindly priest with a liberal heart and a conservative soul, an irreconcilable duality, as was his dual role as pope and as presider over the final three sessions of the reforming Second Vatican Council.

Analysis

What happened to the Catholic Church? (Part 2)

Part Two: Jesus had founded a community of and for the poor, yet most of its top leaders were wallowing with the wealthy or in personal wealth.The great example of how far the church had strayed is St. Francis of Assisi, who also offered a solution.

Analysis

What happened to the Catholic Church? (Part 1)

Part One: The Church-in-Rome's managerial closed shop, limited to selected male clerics, was at the root of the pedophilia crisis. Not for what it permitted, but for what the church bureaucracy, fostered: an exclusive Old Boys Club based on a rigid class system.

Popes have learned to embrace sports and Olympics

The Road to Rio. After much ambivalence, the Catholic church has come to accept sports as an important element in human development. 

Book Review

The landscapes of Dark Ages

Book Review

Stepping inside art with Sister Wendy

Book Review

A kaleidoscopic look at young Obama

Book Review

A pamphlet aimed at modern monarchs

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