Rome Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Balderdash on the Tiber

The Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences has been hijacked by a new pack of Vandals conducting a new sack of Rome.

Civil Discourse and the Fate of Republics

All political conduct in a republic depends on a common reverence for the forms and norms and procedures of public life—including the institution of public assembly. Where disrespect or disregard for the form of political life exists, fundamental breakdown is likely to follow.

The Kavanaugh Battle, Viewed from Rome

Mobs and fideism spell serious trouble for democracy.

A Lent to Remember

The best Lent of my life involved getting up every day at 5:30 a.m. and hiking for miles through ankle-twisting, cobblestoned city streets to participate in the Lenten station church pilgrimage in Rome.

Lessons from an Era of Confusion

The North American College in Rome today is as solid a seminary as can be found in the world Church, and its transformation from the confusions of the two immediate post-conciliar decades is due to a re-centering on first principles.

Voice of Civilization

Like Herodotus, Thucydides, Montaigne, and Proust, Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) was a one-book wonder.

Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches

George Weigel’s book takes readers on a unique religious and aesthetic journey with magnificent photographs and revealing commentaries on the pilgrimage’s liturgies, art, and architecture.

An Invitation to a Roman Lent

Exploring the “station churches” of Rome — and meditating on the daily liturgical texts — make for an unforgettable Lent.

Lent, Day By Day

To walk the Lenten journey day by day is to experience the fullness of what it means to meet the Lamb of God.

Kowtowing to Moscow is Bad Ecumenism

Vatican efforts to foster reconciliation and full communion between Catholicism and Orthodoxy continue to be stymied by Russian Orthodox prevarications and aggressions.