The Problem Of Living
There is a problem with living: for something to live, something else must die. I encounter this pairing of life and death everywhere I go in Italy.
Padre Pio, The Polarizing Priest
Derided as a fraud but elevated to sainthood by the Church. What is the legacy of Padre Pio, one of Italy's still most polarizing priests?
Jon Snow Or San Sebastiano?
Why is pain still so popular? One answer is that Western culture is grounded in Christianity.
Sex And Catholicism
Sex and violence are recurring themes in all cultural products, and Catholicism is no exception.
With Italy’s Traditional Religious Practices In Decline, What Comes Next?
New ways to affirm community spirit are emerging, borrowed from cultures across the world.