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Catholicism news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
December 26, 2019
The Left Case for Fertility Awareness
No pill, intrauterine device, or ultra-ribbed piece of rubber could provide the sexual liberation I experience practicing a method associated with anti-choice religious zealots.
October 31, 2019
Religious Beliefs Are Struck Down as Defense for Nuclear Protest
Catholic activists argued that their faith, and international law, allowed them to stage a protest at a nuclear facility in Georgia. But last week they were convicted in a US district court.
October 21, 2019
Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons
The members of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 face decades in prison for their nonviolent direct action at a naval base last year.
October 8, 2019
The Catholic Church at a Crossroads
In their new books, Ross Douthat and James Chappel present two radically different versions of Catholicism’s past and future.