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Monthly Archives: March, 2011

Reforming Caritas International

ROME—Several weeks ago, the Vatican announced that it would not grant the necessary approval for Lesley-Anne Knight’s second, four-year term as secretary general of...

The Church and the unions

Judging by the impassioned commentary from some Catholic quarters during recent confrontations between unionized public-sector workers and state governments, you’d think we were back...

Cardinal Baum: a new record-holder

Something quite remarkable happened recently: Cardinal William Wakefield Baum—emeritus Archbishop of Washington, emeritus Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, emeritus Major Penitentiary of...

Rome and Moscow

Russian Federation president Dmitri Medvedev’s recent visit to the Vatican, which included an audience with Pope Benedict XVI, is being trumpeted in some quarters...

The chutzpa of the German theologians

In “The Joys of Yiddish,” Leo Rosten defined chutzpa as “…Presumption-plus-arrogance such as no other word, and no other language, can do justice to”...
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