COMMENTARY: Joseph Ratzinger has lived his 90 years in a liturgical key, and it began as a newborn.
COMMENTARY: A loss in the distinctions is a reason so much confusion over the document remains, one year after its publication.
COMMENTARY: According to the logic of the Maltese bishops and their defenders, in the area of sexuality subjective conscience can annul universal moral principles.
COMMENTARY: Eight Reasons to Thank God for His Ministry
COMMENTARY: The Polish cardinal retired last week at the age of 77.
COMMENTARY: The pope emeritus’ July 11 message reminded all listeners why Benedict XVI remains without literary peer among Catholic preachers and theologians.
COMMENTARY: The text of the president’s speech was marvelous; it’s the context that may cause trouble.
COMMENTARY: The longtime spokesman for St. John Paul II died July 5 of cancer. He was 80.
COMMENTARY: The distinction may offer a way to understand the role of finance in developing an economy aimed at integral human development.
COMMENTARY: What Worked in Poland May Not Work in China
COMMENTARY: These are the keys to the consistory of 2016.
ANALYSIS: Contrary to widespread media reports, the new guidelines that Pope Francis has endorsed are not a ratification of the Kasper proposal regarding reception of Communion.
COMMENTARY: Some final thoughts and odds and ends from the just-completed World Youth Day.
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s message Friday echoed Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: ‘To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth — that is not living, but existing.’
COMMENTARY: The devoted secretary to the saint celebrated the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Krakow.
COMMENTARY: On Wednesday, the Holy Father will visit the crypt of Wawel Cathedral, where the Polish king who saved Christian Europe at the Battle of Vienna is buried alongside other national heroes.
COMMENTARY: A Latin-American pope and a secretary of state who was once the apostolic nuncio may be able to break the logjam between a stubborn socialist government and relief agencies.
COMMENTARY: This year's festival in Krakow is expected to draw 2 million pilgrims.
COMMENTARY: Many of us are eager to see the great preacher canonized.
COMMENTARY: Reflections of an unexpected encounter with the pope emeritus.
NEWS ANALYSIS: In 2014, Pope Francis unleashed a synodal process that, quite unexpectedly, has served to put a leash on the Pope’s own intentions when he initiated the process.
COMMENTARY: The Holy Spirit gave the Church this important figure at a most providential time.