Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, who lives in Paris, is a contributing writer to America, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and a columnist at TheWeek.com.


French President Emmanuel Macron listens to speeches at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on April 17. (AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias)
Faith Short Take
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryApril 18, 2018
President Emmanuel Macron scandalized secularists by praising Catholic contributions to French public life, but he has yet to work toward religious liberty.
Arts & Culture Features
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryDecember 13, 2017
The church was once the world's greatest engine of innovation...and should be again.
"Last Supper of Christ" by Jacopo Tintoretto
Faith Ideas
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryNovember 06, 2017
Hart argues that the New Testament condemns not only wealth but virtually all private possession.
Politics & Society Last Take
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryOctober 05, 2017
Hef the man stopped mattering to the culture decades ago, but Hef the symbol still does.
Faith Short Take
Pascal-Emmanuel GobrySeptember 25, 2017
The failure is not one of communication; it is one of charity. The pope wants us to debate. I say: Do it better.
Politics & Society Short Take
Pascal-Emmanuel GobrySeptember 12, 2017
Sincere questions for my friends on both sides of the immigration debate
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris May 7. (CNS photo/Christian Hartmann, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryMay 11, 2017
The Macron-Le Pen face-off posed a singular challenge to any Catholic trying to make a faith-informed vote.
Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, delivers a speech in Henin-Beaumont, France, April 23, after the first round of the French presidential elections. (CNS photo/Oliver Hoslet, EPA)
Politics & Society Short Take
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryMay 03, 2017
There is considerable overlap between French conservatives and French Catholics.
Mass is celebrated at Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville, in Paris, on Feb 19, 2017 (Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry)
Faith Features
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryApril 07, 2017
The rise of "zombie Catholics" in French politics may indicate a renewed energy in the French church.