• How even Stalin once benefited from religious freedom

    How even Stalin once benefited from religious freedom

    • May 14, 2016

    [Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the web site of the Unione Cristiani Cattolici Razionali, the “Union of Rational Christian Catholics,” in Italy, and appears here in a Crux translation.] From 1917 to the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was governed by a regime that sought to combat

  • Croatians eager to see Cardinal Stepinac declared a saint

    Croatians eager to see Cardinal Stepinac declared a saint

    • May 11, 2016

    Anyone who has even the slightest insight into how a canonization process works at the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints knows the path is rarely uncomplicated. Even by that standard, however, there’s a cause from Croatia that has had more than its fair share of ups and downs:

  • The priest, the student, and the swastika

    The priest, the student, and the swastika

    • Nov 6, 2015

    “The Ninth Day” is newly available on North American DVD via Ignatius Press. It comes with a 16-page full-color booklet with my 2004 review of the film and my interview with the director, Volker Schlöndorff. “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” is available on Blu-ray/DVD. In the cultural upheaval following the