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The familiar voters’ refrain that ‘they are all the same’ will not resonate this time

by Peter Hennessy in THE TABLET, 4 December 2019 Are we living through the most heavily freighted general election of modern times? Brexit alone would make it so. But merely to list some of the other questions in play tells a significant story. In the United Kingdom we are deeply familiar with Left/Right politics. It…

Review: Why did so many Catholics leave after Vatican II?

By Timothy P. O'Malley in 'America: the Jesuit Review', 14 November 2019 Speculation on why Catholics leave the church runs rampant in the news media. Some commentators blame impoverished catechesis and liturgy, or ecclesial reforms run amok after the Second Vatican Council. Others focus on the abuse of power among clerics, the exclusion of women…