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The Vatican’s Disgraceful China Deal Ought to End
By renewing a secretive agreement with Beijing, the Vatican is dangerously close to being complicit in the Chinese government’s deepening rights abuses.
August 9, 2022
Theocracy Now! The Forgotten Prophet of the Resurgent Right
Overshadowed during his lifetime by his famous brother-in-law William F. Buckley, L. Brent Bozell Jr. has proved the true prophet of the American right.
July 19, 2022
A History of the Partition Through the Eyes of Appalachian Nuns
Sisters of Mokama
, tells the story of missionaries in the Indian state of Bihar, who bore witness to the tumultuous era, offering a different way to understand the period.
May 18, 2022
The Supreme Court and the Church: A Conversation With Frances Kissling
In the wake of the Supreme Court leak, the former president of Catholics for a Free Choice discusses the moral obligation to take care of women in need of abortions.
May 4, 2021
Graham Greene’s God
As a new biography shows, the British novelist was always haunted by, and uncertain about, his own faith.
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February 22, 2021
Meet the Bozells, America’s First Family of Right-Wing Violence
From union busting and cross burning to the January 6 riot, the Buckley-Bozell clan is the embodiment of reactionary lawlessness.
November 20, 2020
Poland’s Women Are in the Streets
Escalating protests over new restrictions on abortion in Poland are a sign that the ruling PiS party’s illiberal democracy may be losing its grip.
September 25, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett Is an Extremist—Just Not the Kind You Think
The problem with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has nothing to do with her strongly held religious beliefs and everything to do with her right-wing Republican ones.
August 27, 2020
America’s Holy War Comes to the RNC
Biden’s religion of good works is battling Trump’s Christian nationalism.
March 23, 2020
The Beautiful, Baffling Mysteries of Paolo Sorrentino’s Vatican
His television series,
The Young Pope
The New Pope
, tell us a story bigger than one focused on just church or state.