Catholic Church


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.


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.


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.