It was a flawed democracy, it’s true, but certain freedoms we take for granted here were taken for granted there: religion, association, press — even the ability to travel...
The Meeting will be the culmination of a long process of investigation and reflection on the state of the family that began at the Synod on the Family.
The Synod’s mission was to assess the current state of the family, so of course homosexuality, the issue that has become a lightning rod in the West, had to be addressed.
The Synod meeting in Rome this week, convened by Pope Francis, seeks ways to meet the pastoral needs of marriages and families.
Pope Francis will be making his first visit to the U.S. next year. He’ll be attending a big convocation in Philadelphia.
This week the hysteria in the media was incredible after the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby did not have to include some contraceptives in the health insurance.
Pope John Paul II considered every person alive to be part of his flock, and himself their caring shepherd. As he said: “Aren’t I supposed to be the pope for all the world?”
Employers must purchase these insurance plans for their employees, even though it will make them effectually complicit in an act some find morally repugnant.
He is very much a man of our culture, which is warm, urgent, and emphatic, less “politically correct” than American culture.
The world has changed a lot since Americans sat in buses according to their race. Some of the changes have been wonderful, and have promoted the cause of human dignity...