Articles from Inside The Vatican Magazine.

Excerpts from Peter Kwasniewski’s book From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’s War

“The crudest form of clericalism” The reason for a Church government (as leaders, rather than sacrificial priests) is found in the community of faithful for which such government exists. Government exists per se for the protection of society and its way of life, so that society may achieve the ends for which human communities are [...]

Top Ten 2021 Cardinal Bechara Boutros Raï

The world can be a dark place, yet these are people who refuse to let the darkness prevail     It’s been two years since Covid first came to international attention, and countless aspects of life have never been the same since. Yet, one thing that has remained constant is the determination of individuals to follow the [...]

A New Book Chronicles the Worldwide Reaction to Traditionis Custodes

From Benedict's Peace to Francis's War looks at the new suppression of liturgical tradition from many perspectives By Christina Deardurff Peter Kwasniewski's new book From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’s War. The book collected reactions to Pope Francis’s July 16, 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes Author, educator, musician and liturgy scholar Peter Kwasniewski, an American, [...]

Socialism and Communism: Making a Comeback?

The Church's reasoned response over the span of 170 years signals a need for careful analysis By Paul Kengor Some 69% of American “ Millennials” (those born between 1981 and 1996) have a positive view of socialism and communism, casting millions of votes for lifetime socialist Bernie Sanders and "Democratic socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez There [...]

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