Faith ExplainerJeffrey von Arx, S.J.September 24, 2018
Napoleon’s consolidation of power in France in 1801 involved the recognition of the pope as the “ordinary and immediate pastor” of the universal church—a key component in the impending agreement between the Vatican and China.
Arts & Culture BooksJeffrey von Arx, S.J.April 18, 2017
A new book situates Pilate in the political and cultural milieu of the Roman Empire in the Middle East.
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.June 10, 2015
The interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has been a matter of controversy since the council ended. Should the council be interpreted in continuity with the church’s traditional teaching (especially from Trent and the First Vatican Council), or does it represent a significant new depart