Someone tell the Vatican monarchy and banks don’t mix: Why Europe’s last kinglike ruler has a serious problem on his hands (and more). Sahil Kapur on how the new Pope’s passion for social justice and lifting up the poor has already earned him the adoration of American liberals just weeks into the Argentinian’s papacy. Evangelium Vitae and the rationality of Catholic thought: An interview with philosopher and Christian apologist Francis Beckwith, author of Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic. Bradley J. Birzer on the Catholic intellectual life: Although largely ignored in its day, Christopher Dawson's Christendom trilogy is the masterwork of one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers. R.J. Snell on how Catholics can still achieve great things. Paul Kengor on why we need a Humanae Vitae for marriage. A well-funded network of conservative Roman Catholics and evangelicals is using a “religious liberty” framework to attack same-sex marriage, antidiscrimination laws, access to contraception, and abortion rights — not on moral grounds, but because they supposedly violate the religious liberty of others. Obama wants to eliminate Catholic education? Benjamin Wiker investigates. How Jesuitical is Pope Francis? Why do Catholics worship Mary? What does the Church teach about tattoos? A gay Catholic priest hookup site is revealed.

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