The historian’s eye sees here all the principal events of a century of geopolitics
The eco-encyclical won’t commit the Church to unsettled science
Thomas Merton was funny, daring and loquacious. That got him into trouble with the Church authorities, but it didn’t stop him becoming a great modern spiritual guide
‘We’re in the front line, and Russia has made its intentions clear,’ says Archbishop of Vilnius
So why don’t the bishops intervene in the current debate?