Talking tough to the Russian Orthodox
In last week's National Catholic Reporter, John Allen outdoes himself. His column is always worth reading; his sources in Rome are excellent, and he doesn't let his opinions interfere with his strong factual reporting.
It isn't often that you find someone at the Vatican who will speak bluntly-- perhaps too bluntly-- about a very sensitive issue. Allen has done that.
Father Robert Taft, SJ, isn't always right about relations between the Holy See and the Eastern churches. But he certainly does know his stuff, and he doesn't shrink from controversy. Click here and scroll down for a real treat.
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