Fear of a Radical Pope
March 01, 2015
The conservative struggle for the future (and past) of the Catholic church.
Was the Vatican Shift on Same-Sex Marriage Really An 'Earthquake'?
October 14, 2014
Compared to what the Church was saying just a year or two ago, it is.
George Orwell's Brilliant Guide to Writing Well
September 16, 2014
Step One: Eliminate every cliche from your vocabulary.
Women can be strapped down and force-fed until their fetus comes to term.
Yes, the Church Should Be Liable When Doctrines Interfere with Safe Medical Care for Women
January 01, 2014
A lawsuit blames the church, not the doctors, in an outrageously mishandled pregnancy. Research into medical decision-making suggests it's an appropriate target.
Pope Francis Versus the Vatican
August 18, 2013
Francis versus the Vatican.
Eleven Pictures of Pope Francis Looking Humble
August 18, 2013
He even rides the subway!
On Our Cover: The Perestroika Pope
August 16, 2013
In this week's cover story, Damon Linker investigates how the man once known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio will change the future of Catholic Church. Since being elected Pope in March, Francis has heartened progressive Catholics with his focus on the poor
Pope Francis and the "Dirty War": The Video Testimony
March 18, 2013
Since he became Pope Francis last week, questions have swirled about Jorge Bergoglio’s relationship with Argentina’s junta during the country’s "Dirty War," a period of military rule between 1976 and 1983.
When Pope Francis Testified About the Dirty War
March 14, 2013
What did he know?