What will the ultimate legacy be for Pope Benedict XVI? Well, the first answer is obvious—he’ll be the pope who broke centuries of tradition and stepped down from office, establishing a precedent that it’s okay for the pontiff to retire. For the record when I say he “broke centuries of tradition”, I’m not attempting to cast it in a negative light. Clearly, the Holy Father felt this was... More
The debate comes up every once in a while in Catholic circles, and it comes up below. I want to take issue with Brad Birzer a little, but with Tom Crowe a lot more. Because our acts of destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not only wrong, they were monumentally wrong in a way that changed us. America hasn’t had the same moral force ever since.
The Second Vatican Council conde... More