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Signs of the Times: The Vatican's job is to make martyrdom unnecessary wherever possible. This is why negotiations are conducted by diplomats, not saints or martyrs.
Distinctly Catholic: George Weigel's latest disputes Cardinal Parolin's calling Amoris Laetitia a paradigm shift. But there's a purpose to Weigel's framing the term so narrowly.
Pope Francis welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Vatican Feb. 5 for a discussion that included the status of Jerusalem and the need to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Commentary: During its recent symposium on nuclear disarmament, the Vatican took some significant steps that emphasized the church's move away from a logic of war toward a logic of peace.