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Daily Comment
Pope Francis and Joe Biden Will Meet in Rome but Not, Alas, in Glasgow
The Pontiff and the President have common goals on climate change—and similar problems at home.
By Paul ElieOctober 27, 2021
Culture Desk
Jason Isbell, Friend to the Vaccinated
Why the singer-songwriter has been very public about his pro-vaccine stance.
By Paul ElieOctober 1, 2021
Daily Comment
The Catholic Bishops’ Brawl Over Denying Joe Biden Communion
The majority’s proposal is both hard-hearted and shortsighted.
By Paul ElieJune 22, 2021
The Sporting Scene
An Ode to the No-Hitter
It’s how baseball should be played.
By Paul ElieJune 7, 2021
Daily Comment
Mask Mandates Are Easing, but the Way We Look at Faces Has Changed Forever
Monitoring the human face through technology has become the default mode of public encounter.
By Paul ElieMay 4, 2021
Daily Comment
The Vatican’s Giant Step Backward on Same-Sex Unions
A scathing Church ruling leaves Catholics wondering what Pope Francis really thinks.
By Paul ElieMarch 23, 2021
Daily Comment
Is the Vatican Finally Ready to Get Serious About Women in the Church?
Stories of American nuns over the past fifty years highlight an urgent need for change.
By Paul ElieMarch 3, 2021
Culture Desk
A World-Class Guitar-Maker Picks Through the Ashes
Fire undid Todd Clinesmith’s way of life in a few moments.
By Paul ElieJanuary 28, 2021
Daily Comment
Can Joe Biden Save American Catholicism from the Far Right?
Biden is the kind of flexible, independent-minded Catholic whom many bishops have spent their careers taking to task—and many progressive Catholics see as akin to themselves.
By Paul ElieJanuary 22, 2021
Culture Desk
Paul Giamatti Prefers to Read Melville
The actor recorded “Bartleby, the Scrivener” on his smartphone during the pandemic.
By Paul ElieDecember 3, 2020
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