Yes its NCR but it is John Allen who is in my book the best oberver in the American Catholic press on all things Vatican
what is your take? is the Catholic Church moving into the “persecuted minority” role and circling the wagons? or is the current climate in which the Church in Europe functions the natural continuing historical development of European nationalism collapsing into the black hole of the EU? His analysis is as always informed and thought provoking even on the points upon which we disagree.
The other sharp eyed if milder tongued observer of Vatican affairs is Raymond Arroyo and it occured to me a broadcast conversation between them on this topic would be a great EWTN offering, and deserving of even wider air time. If this turned into a panel discussion, who else should be invited to participate? Give your nominees here: