Archive: Benedict XVI
Ethical concern for animals has been on the ascendancy in Catholic thought for the last century.
By Mathew N. Schmalz | June 15, 2010; 11:54 PM ET | Comments (62)
Benedict's latest remarks show his awareness of the extent of human frailty and of the absolute necessity of God's love and mercy.
By Mathew N. Schmalz | June 14, 2010; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (7)
Anti-Catholicism most certainly does exist, but not in the way the Vatican seems to be emphasizing in its defense of the Holy Father. In fact, I would argue that the Vatican is unconsciously replicating some of the structural elements of anti-Catholicism in its criticism of the media.
By Mathew N. Schmalz | April 8, 2010; 02:06 PM ET | Comments (6)
While the actions of Lawrence Murphy were sinful and criminal, it is tragic that members of the Vatican hierarchy did not listen to their subordinates who belatedly recognized the gravity of the case.
By Mathew N. Schmalz | March 25, 2010; 03:11 PM ET | Comments (37)