Roman Catholic Church

Franco Resurrected - Valle de los Caídos
Franco Resurrected

Removing Francisco Franco’s body from the Valle de los Caídos would disturb an unwritten pact of forgiveness and forgetting Spain made during its transition to democracy.

Catholic Church - Integralism and International Order
Integralism and International Order

Would those Catholics promoting integralism instead of liberalism support a nationalist-isolationist foreign policy, or empire?

Throne-Altar Nostalgia: Appeal of Catholic Integralism Grows
Throne-Altar Nostalgia: Appeal of Catholic Integralism Grows

For American Protestants used to the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom, integralism—the doctrine that the state should publicly support the Catholic Church and protect that faith—sounds strange.

Living Together: Jews, Christians, and the Nation-State Law

There is a need to scrutinize and criticize the new nation-state law, but it is unfortunate that several aspects of the Latin Patriarchate’s statement are simply unproductive and even inflammatory.

Venezuela’s Never-Ending Crisis: Between Repression and Hope
Venezuela’s Never-Ending Crisis: Between Repression and Hope

The Venezuelan government continues to look for new targets it can blame for the country’s woes. Disturbingly, the Venezuelan church has become the latest.

To Change the World: A Long View
To Change the World: A Long View

Ideas are not enough. Teaching in a history department these past couple years has convinced me that ideas are often not the driving force behind great changes in society and world events. Philosophers, theologians, and intellectuals of all sorts often act like the only thing that matters are ideas. You get the ideas right and then you change the world. Evangelicals are notorious for this kind of thinking.

Church Nicaragua Crisis
The Church and Nicaragua’s Crisis

While Nicaragua’s government has resorted to repressive tactics like organizing paramilitary forces to fight protesters, the church is one of the remaining institutions that still enjoys popular support and legitimacy.

Lessons from the Past: The Thirty Years’ War, 400 Years Later
Lessons from the Past: The Thirty Years’ War, 400 Years Later

Four hundred years ago, the Second Defenestration of Prague occurred when a Protestant mob threw the Austrian emperor’s representatives out of a castle window. The Bohemians then started the Thirty Years’ War, which changed the course of world history and led to today’s nation-state world order.

Can You Hear Us Now? Chinese Christians Cry Out amidst Oppression
Can You Hear Us Now? Chinese Christians Cry Out amidst Oppression

Why is the plight of Chinese Christians not getting more attention from their brethren in the US?