Father Antonio Spadaro Archives - Crux



  • Not being afraid of controversy is part of Civilta Cattolica’s mission

    Not being afraid of controversy is part of Civilta Cattolica’s mission

    La Civilta Cattolica at times has courted controversy, because it tries to engage culture, which by itself can lead to unpopular opinions. According to the journal’s website, part of its mission is to “read and interpret” current events and trends in culture, history, science, art and politics “in the light of the Christian faith offered by the magisterium of the church.”

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  • Two (strong) views on blockbuster essay about U.S. religion, politics

    Two (strong) views on blockbuster essay about U.S. religion, politics

    On Monday, Crux’s weekly radio show on the Catholic Channel, “Crux of the Matter,” featured a conversation between Austen Ivereigh and Thomas Williams about a recent article by two close friends of Pope Francis asserting there’s an “ecumenism of hate” in the United States in ties between Evangelical Fundamentalists and “Catholic Integralists.” This is a transcript of their exchange.

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  • Agree or not, it’s good to know what Vatican insiders think of America

    Agree or not, it’s good to know what Vatican insiders think of America

    An article by two friends of Pope Francis arguing that a ‘Manichean vision’ underlies ‘a surprising ecumenism … between Evangelical fundamentalists and Catholic Integralists’ in the United States may be debatable, but it illustrates a time-honored Vatican take on America that neither this pope nor his advisers invented. (As a footnote, we might want to slow down before blaming the US bishops.)

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