Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Catholic Church in Turkey Attacked – Again

Turkey’s culture of impunity continues to make Christians an attractive target for hate crimes.

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Continuity at the Top

Since 1892, which of the following institutions has seen the fewest changes in leadership? (A.) Catholic Church (B.) General Electric (C.) U.S. Presidency (D.) British Prime Ministers

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Did Pope Francis Get to His Post Too Late?

How the Catholic Church wasted important time on the urgent road to reinvention.

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Two Shepherds, Two Cultural Revolutions?

Comparing the agendas and performance of Pope Francis and China’s Xi Jinping.

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Pope Silvio the Illicit: Nepotism, Berlusconi and the Catholic Church

How did Silvio Berlusconi’s tenure as Italian prime minister resemble some of the more ruthless and business-savvy popes in history?

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Religion and Economic Success in Europe

Why does the idea persist that Europe’s Catholic nations have always been economic slow-growers?

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The Catholic Origins of Globalization

Why do some economists persist in stereotyping Europe’s Catholic nations as laggards, when they practically invented what we today call globalization?

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Goldman Sachs and the Vatican: Two Cultures of Infallibility

What do two of the world’s most powerful institutions have in common?

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Why America Is Like Imperial Spain (Part II)

What lessons can Imperial Spain's travails in the Netherlands teach the United States about Afghanistan?

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Why America Is Like Imperial Spain (Part I)

When it comes to the United States’ Afghan foray, why is it instructive to recall Don Quixote's futile quest?

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