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     “Say too little and people will be killed; say too much and people will be killed.” I don’t remember the source of the quotation, but it succinctly captures the dilemma that world leaders face in deciding how to respond to…

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    Evangelii Gaudium on Islam: Outreach or Overreach?

    by William Kilpatrick

    Much attention has been paid to Pope Francis’ observations about economic life in Evangelii Gaudium. Relatively little attention, however, has been paid to the pope’s remarks about Islam in the same document, even though they may turn out to be…

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    Putting the Pope in His Place

    by Kenneth D. Whitehead

    The decision of Pope Benedict XVI to renounce the Petrine ministry has understandably brought about a plethora of public reactions, not all of them favorable, and including not a few that resemble the familiar animadversions quite regularly made today against…

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    Benedict’s Coming Revolution Over State-Funded Catholic Charity

    by Christopher Manion

    Pope Gregory XIV once said that “a lifetime is not enough” to see all of Rome. Similarly, the contributions of Pope Benedict XVI will last far beyond our lifetimes—yet their most lasting impact might be barely visible today. Take his…

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    Pope Benedict’s Resignation in Historical Context

    by Donald S. Prudlo

    In shocking news that quickly demonstrated the ongoing relevance of medieval historians, Pope Benedict announced that he will lay down his governance of the Church of Rome at the end of this month.  Such an event has not happened for…

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    A Conversation with James V. Schall, S.J., Part II

    by Robert R. Reilly

    InsideCatholic.com music critic Robert R. Reilly sat down with noted writer, political thinker, and Georgetown University professor Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., to talk about the life of the mind, the future of the West, and lessons learned over a…

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    Religious Freedom

    by Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

      The English edition of L’Osservatore Romano, for the Fourth of July, carried a "Common Declaration" signed in the Vatican Private Library by Pope Benedict XVI and the Orthodox Archbishop H. B. Chrysostomos II of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus….

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