Catholicism

Why Religious Tolerance Is Uniquely American…And Christian

Religious tolerance is a given in the West. But it’s a historical aberration — an ideological revolution created by the Puritans and pre-1776 Americans. What was it that led to the religious tolerance revolution? Was there something unique in Protestantism and Americanism? Or would tolerance have eventually arisen elsewhere, perhaps in Europe? Larry Schweikart, best-selling…

Pope Francis Named Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’

Calling him “The People’s Pope,” Time magazine on Wednesday named Pope Francis its Person of the Year. “For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs, and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year,”…