Pope John Paul II

Essay

Why We Wait for a Non-European Pope

As Pope Benedict steps down this week, speculation stirs that the next pontiff could be a man of color or from outside Europe. And while …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

A Brief History of Papal Resignations

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, announced for February 28, is an action virtually without precedent. No pope has resigned in modern times. No pope …

By Daniel Bornstein

The Table

Ryan’s Catholic Problem? A Century of Papal Teachings

Congressman Paul Ryan’s economic views are at odds with more than 100 years of Catholic social teaching. It is no wonder that he’s had trouble …

By Michael Sean Winters

Editor’s Note

What War on Religion?

In July of 1844, word reached New York that Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the LDS Church, had been murdered by a mob in Illinois. …

By Tiffany Stanley

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Illinois

An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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