From Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Neil McLynn reviews The Formation of Papal Authority in Late Antique Italy: Roman Bishops and the Domestic Sphere by Kristina Sessa. St Malachy the Ominous: Anvar Alikhan on how a 12th century clairvoyant foretold the end of papacy (and more). From Telos, Adrian Pabst on Pope Benedict XVI’s enduring legacy. Euro Skepticism: Philip Jenkins on why Benedict XVI tried, and failed, to evangelize Europe. A radical move by a conservative pope: Costica Bradatan interviews John Thavis, author of The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church. The papal abdication: Joseph Bottum on Benedict XVI’s problematic farewell. Julie Byrne on how there’s more to the Catholic Church than the pope. From List of lists on Wikipedia, here is a list of theological demons.

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