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ENCYCLICAL/ Cardinal Pell backs Laudato Si’ (but you may not guess it from the headlines)

In his remarks about Laudato Si’, Cardinal Pell merely expresses caution about the idea of canonizing a scientific opinion but without criticism of the encyclical. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
7/26/2015
Austen Ivereigh

DEBATE/ Does Islamic Theology Matter When Conflict Is (Mostly) Political?

The theological questions of tolerance and intolerance remain vitally important for Muslims. even when secular factors are core components of today’s “mess” of violence By JENNIFER BRYSON
7/20/2015
Jennifer Bryson

BURUNDI/ AVSI: Reopening of MEO Centre after political unrest

The education and nutritional center MEO (“Maman Enfants Orphelin”) in the neighborhood of Bujumbura closed due to the impossibility of ensuring the safety of workers and children. By AVSI
7/13/2015
Editors

SCOTUS/ Dcn. Dodge: What's the big deal about re-defining marriage?

Radically redefining marriage - as the Court recently did - is one more way for Western society to force "the weak [to] carry the burden of the strong’s selfishness." By Dcn. SCOTT DODGE
7/6/2015
Scott Dodge

CELEBRATIONS/ Philpott:Dignitatis Humanae at 50

This coming December, a major conference in Rome will commemorate Dignitatis Humanae by looking at how Christian communities around the world respond to persecution. By DANIEL PHILPOTT
6/29/2015
Daniel Philpott

UGANDA/ AVSI: What We Learned from Rose Busingye

In March, AVSI-USA hosted in Washington, DC Rose Busingye, Executive Director of Meeting Point International. Rose’s life and work has taught us so many things over the past years
6/13/2015
Editors

CRISIS IN BURUNDI/ AVSI: Uncertain Future

Burundi is facing political and social unrest, whilst it is still in recovery from civil war, in a region where ethnic tensions have threatened peaceful development for decades. By AVSI
6/10/2015
Editors

TURKEY/ Incoming elections: a different point of view

LUCA VOLONTE’, a member of the Italian Parliament explains why – in his opinion - Erdogan and his party must have the majority in the Parliament, to carry out the reforms the country needs
6/7/2015
Luca Volontè

DANTE'S BIRTHDAY/ Dcn. Dodge on the Divine Comedy

Deacon SCOTT DODGE points out how the Divine Comedy has still a lot to say to a lot of us, especially now, when the transcendent dimension of our humanity is under such violent assault
6/5/2015
Scott Dodge

US CAMPAIGN/ The Clintons, the Bushes & Queen Anne

Beside the potential conflicts of interest, the conflict of values is also relevant for what it says about a person who is a candidate to become President of the US. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
5/24/2015
Michael Sean Winters

EMPIRICAL SCIENCE/William Carrol: Souls Matter

A materialist philosophy that denies the reality of immaterial features of the world is an impoverished view of nature. Without souls, there are no living things. By WILLIAM CARROL
5/19/2015
William Carroll

DAWSON ON NEWMAN/ Webster Bull: Just the Thing to Give Me Courage

Christopher Dawson’s The Spirit of the Oxford Movement is a good start for a better understanding of Newman, the Oxford Movement and their struggle against secularism. By WEBSTER BULL
5/16/2015
Webster Bull

BALTIMORE AND MILAN/ Fr. Nagle: Angry young men. Why?

It is so easy to destroy and to find a pretext for expressing an uncontainable rage. But it takes a mature humanity, full of hopeful and laborious suffering to build.. By Fr. VINCENT NAGLE
5/10/2015
Vincent Nagle

SUBSIDIARITY/ Houellebecq defines distributism well

In an imagined French Islamist government described in his latest novel Soumission, Michel Houellebecq gives a good description of distributism and subsidiarity. By Deacon SCOTT DODGE
5/6/2015
Scott Dodge

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM/ Need for “Sufficiently Profound Responses” to Religion-Related Violence

In his 2015 report, Heiner Bielefeltd, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, focuses on “Preventing violence committed in the name of religion.” By JENNIFER BRYSON
5/2/2015
Jennifer Bryson

CATHOLICISM/ Tollefsen: God, Death, and Capital Punishment

It is philosophically and theologically defensible for Catholics to believe that the death penalty is intrinsically wrong. A debate on capital punishment. By CHRISTOPHER TOLLRFSEN
4/29/2015
Christopher Tollefsen

US POLITICS/ Winters: Dems Need to Oppose TPP & Fast-Track Trade Authority

Today’s GOP faces greater ideological divisions within its ranks than do the Democrats. The one issue that splits the Democrats is now taking center stage: Trade. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
4/26/2015
Michael Sean Winters

MIDDLE EAST/ The battle against Islamic State must include a postwar plan

IS can and will be beaten, but we need to know what comes next. We need a just peace and a practical plan to take us beyond the trauma and for how to bring people home. By ROBERT JOUSTRA
4/21/2015
Robert Joustra

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY/Ryan Anderson: Why ENDA is Bad Policy

Sexual orientation and gender identity are conceptually different from race, and ENDA threatens basic First Amendment rights, creating new, subjective protected classes. By RYAN ANDERSON
4/17/2015
Ryan Anderson

SAUDI ARABIA/ Update on Raif Badawi

An update on the situation of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to a thousand lashes for his criticism of the political and religious establishment in his country. By DANIEL MARK
4/7/2015
Daniel Mark
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