Catholic Church

Books

Papal politics and perils

A review of Marco Politi

Politi's account reveals much of what happened among the cardinals in the Sistine Chapel on those days in March 2013.

Books

Morality vs. moralism

Books for the dark night

Just when I was feeling despondent, I was asked to review a book by Luigi Giussani. His rhetoric both bamboozled and mesmerized me.

Media

Priest under threat

Calvary is a masterpiece of religious filmmaking. Its greatest achievement is to convey the impact of a community's near-collapse of faith.

Books

Blame it on Luther

How has Western society become so fractious, polarized and secular? Why are we powerless to curb consumerism? Brad Gregory blames the Reformation.