Activists erect a rainbow-colored heart in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on July 8. The activists are protesting against the recently passed law that they say discriminates against L.G.B.T.Q. people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Some activists in Hungary have reacted to an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law by calling for an investigation of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, writes Marc Roscoe Loustau. But turning the crisis into a political football may backfire.
Benito Mussolini waves to the crowds in Rome in the 1930s (photo: Shawshots/Alamy).
Arts & CultureIdeas
Christopher Sandford
Fascism has proved sufficiently elastic to be used as a term of abuse across the political spectrum.
FaithNews
Catholic News Service
Before going to the hospital for colon surgery July 4, Pope Francis told a crowd in St. Peter’s Square that he would be visiting Hungary and Slovakia Sept. 12-15.
Photo: Film Forum
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
‘Lourdes’ is a film of dignity, charity and profundity—one in which hope is made palpable.
FaithPodcasts
Colleen Dulle
No, it’s not a schism.
FaithDispatches
Frances D'Emilio - Associated Press
The Vatican said Pope Francis on Saturday approved a decree declaring the "heroic virtues" of Schuman, a former prime minister, finance minister and foreign minister for France after World War II.