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Papacy’s shift to modernity amounts to little progress

Pope Francis revealed this week that ‘Catholics don’t have to breed like rabbits’, prompting the media to praise his shift towards modernity, and his liberal values. However, the only type of contraception the Pope actually condones is natural; that is, monitoring a woman’s ovulation to try and avoid sex when an egg has been released. […]

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French state is threatening freedom of speech

The right to freedom of speech and expression in the weeks following Paris’s deadly terror attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has been vigorously defended by the French state. Since the attacks however, a total of 69 people have been arrested in France on account of “defending terrorism”, a rather ironic twist in the public’s […]