Be Our Guest: “Sailing a Catholic Ship on Modern Seas”

Jack Curtis is back with another excellent guest post, this time on Catholicism and it’s place within the modern world. An excerpt:

The Church is losing ground among the powerful while it is gaining among lesser folk; how will the Church’s captain plot its course among such shoals?

Its Cardinals are obviously concerned; they have violated a heretofore unbroken rule by electing the Church’s first Jesuit pope. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is also the first Pope from the Americas, the first from the southern hemisphere and the first from outside Europe since the 8th century.

And, a little further down:

To date, he seems to have succeeded in scandalizing the conservatives and progressives equally without actually altering his Church very much, which must be doubly frustrating for an intended savior.

Read the rest.

Wanna get something off your chest? Be our guest and do it.

Nightcap

  1. Can Francis change the Church? Nancy Dallavalle, Commonweal
  2. A Catholic debate over liberalism Park MacDougald, City Journal
  3. Why Hari Seldon was part of the problem Nick Nielsen, Grand Strategy Annex
  4. How not to die (soon) Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias

Nightcap

  1. Slowly, a civil war on the left brews Ryu Spaeth, New Republic
  2. African Catholics David Whitehouse, Imperial & Global Forum
  3. Geniuses don’t have to be nice Richard Evans, TLS
  4. The great American banking myth George Selgin, Alt-M

Nightcap

  1. The spirits of 1989 Daniel McCarthy, Modern Age
  2. Trust cycles in politics Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
  3. A profile of Christine Lagarde Hujer & Sauga, Spiegel
  4. Catholicism and its critics Tim Stanley, History Today

Nightcap

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  2. A stake in the heart of capitalism Douglas J. Den Uyl, Law & Liberty
  3. Friendship in pre-war East Asia: Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō Joshua Fogel, JHIBlog
  4. The irony of modern Catholic history James Chappel, Commonweal

Nightcap

  1. Migration in Europe? Where to start! Kapka Kassabova, Spectator
  2. Aristotle’s definition of citizenship John Hungerford, Law & Liberty
  3. Michelangelo’s definition of citizenship M Landgrave, NOL
  4. What can the Catholic Church do? John Cornwell, Financial Times

Nightcap

  1. Espionage and the Catholic Church Aaron Bateman, War on the Rocks
  2. Can globalization be reversed? John Quiggin, Crooked Timber
  3. Getting rich is glorious (scroll down) Pierre Lemieux, Regulation
  4. Africa’s lost kingdoms Howard French, New York Review of Books