The Vatican Says No to Just War, Upsetting The NY Times

October 06, 2020

On October 4, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti.” The apostolic letter contains eight chapters, spanning a variety of themes that focus mainly on secular issues. The Vatican has published a summary beginning with its own blurb announcing the major themes:...

Why Aren’t Americans Paying Attention to Pope Francis’ Progressive Ideas?

July 17, 2019

In his papal encyclical, “Laudato Si’” (“Praise Be”), issued in May 2015, Pope Francis reminded humanity of its responsibility for stewardship of the planet, including addressing the challenge of our times, climate change. Had the pope stuck to the environmental message, it would have...

Extremists Won’t Hinder Interfaith Dialogue

May 15, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Leonard Swidler, professor of Catholic thought and interreligious dialogue at Temple University, Philadelphia. Interfaith dialogue is a necessity in our age. In a world suffering from armed conflicts, diplomatic standoffs and trade wars,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Conspiracy of Silence” in the Vatican

August 30, 2018

From silent to knight in shining armor: A bitter archbishop seeks not so much to reform as to re-form the Vatican. Retired papal nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò, former Vatican ambassador to the US, has published a blockbuster “testament” that concludes with his demand for Pope Francis’...