Why is the Catholic Church involved in politics at all? What does the Church as a religious institution have to do with politics? Shouldn’t it rather take care of its
Assisted suicide will be allowed in Austria. On December 11 the Constitutional Court in Vienna ruled that the current legal ban on assisting suicide violated the right to self-determination. It
A holistic life In the daily routine of the monasteries I recognized another fundamental aspect: The monks and nuns live a holistic life. Of course, each and every community emphasizes
Benedictines & Dominicans The sun had not risen yet over the Auvergne. But some birds were already chirping. I stepped through the open church door and went slowly to the
Love in the Catholic faith In part one, we discussed the change in the meaning of “love” through liberal philosophy and the movement of “free love” that dominates western culture.
The economic war We enter the big second-century Roman theatre. During the first occupation in the summer of 2015, ISIS did not only blow up the theater’s ancient stage wall,
As a devout Catholic I am called to attend Mass every weekend, either on Saturday nights or on Sunday. However, the Church’s response to the Coronavirus is changing how I,
Christian history The Christian tradition in the area of today’s Syria actually goes back to the beginning of Christianity. Several apostles have traveled through the country and even Mary, the
A coffee in the desert. He looks attentively into the desert. The young Syrian soldier on the back of the silver pick-up has his hands on the heavy machine gun.
Venezuela, once one of the richest countries in Latin America, is now one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world. Populism in Latin America changed Venezuela and