Michael Sean Winters: On abortion, the left is as beholden to the culture wars as the right, or more so; DeSantis 'crushing' Hawley; European leaders begin making overtures to the Kremlin; and another great awakening?
Pope Francis is being very careful to ensure that he offers solidarity and hope to suffering Ukrainians while not doing or saying anything to endanger a possibility for dialogue, said Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican foreign minister.
Michael Sean Winters: The leak of an opinion overturning Roe v. Wade set off culture war extremism. Both sides are driven by special interest groups to adopt all-or-nothing solutions, but most Americans want compromise.
Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges, has long been a fiery critic of Beijing's control of religion and political monopoly, along with efforts by the Vatican to reach a working arrangement with the ruling Communist Party.