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Francis X. Rocca
by | Dec 25, 2014

From our December 2000 issue. Prospects for a Merry Christmas in St. Peter’s Square dimmed a bit at news that…

by | Nov 7, 2003

“ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OUT,” reads the headline of a poster recently plastered on walls all over Rome. Another bit of demagoguery…

by | Oct 17, 2003

Among the many good deeds for which the Pope’s admirers praised him yesterday, on the 25th anniversary of his election,…

by | Oct 3, 2003

Euroskeptics on both sides of the Atlantic will be watching with apprehension tomorrow as the leaders of 25 nations meet…

by | Oct 3, 2003

Euroskeptics on both sides of the Atlantic will be watching with apprehension tomorrow as the leaders of 25 nations meet…

by | Sep 26, 2003

What are people thinking when they download music or movies illegally, or buy bootleg discs from sidewalk vendors? The answer…

by | Sep 19, 2003

The other day an Italian asked me, flatteringly, what the world makes of Silvio Berlusconi. He clearly wanted to hear…

by | Sep 12, 2003

My career in television was brief — the length of a single conference call — but instructive. A few years…

by | Sep 5, 2003

Yet another poll shows that Europeans increasingly disapprove of U.S. foreign policy. Released yesterday by the German Marshall Fund of…

by | Aug 29, 2003

Pope John Paul II this week repeated his call for the forthcoming European constitution to acknowledge Europe’s Christian heritage. Three…

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