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Gänswein, the halved defense

This article by Pedro Gabriel was originally published at The City and the World, a news and journalism site founded by Pedro and his wife Claire. Republished with permission. Click here to subscribe. For years Joseph Ratzinger has been at the epicenter...

Gänswein, the halved defense

Perspective on the China/Vatican deal

On Saturday, September 22, a long-anticipated “provisional agreement” between the Chinese government and the Vatican was announced regarding the process of appointing bishops in the Catholic Church in China. Officially, this agreement puts an end to the decades-long division between...

Perspective on the China/Vatican deal

Virgins and the Vexing of Ed Peters

The Holy See has published a new document, Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago, addressed to bishops outlining instructions on the Order of Consecrated Virgins within their dioceses. This Instruction was put forward to answer questions being asked by many women and bishops...

Virgins and the Vexing of Ed Peters

Six principles from Oeconomicae et pecuniariae

In my previous post, I examined the introduction to Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones, the new Vatican document on “economic and financial issues.” Now I will examine part one, entitled “Fundamental Considerations.” It is a complete rejection of libertarianism (laissez-faire economics) in favor...

Six principles from Oeconomicae et pecuniariae