At First Things there are two outstanding pieces to which I direct your attention.
Firstly, run, don’t walk, to read Martin Mosebach’s beautiful essay about “eternal Rome”. The translator did a masterful job. I read it yesterday on the airplane and I am still mulling it over. I have the strong sense that Mosebach may have been looking a bit at City of God recently. That apart, we often hear the phrase “eternal Rome” in the context of traditionalist debates, especially from the SSPX. Hence, anything that a smart guy like Mosebach has to say about “eternal Rome” is worthwhile. He strives to add some context and content to the term Romanitas. At least I think that’s what he is doing, whether he intended to or not. HERE
You should also immediately order his book, now back in print!
Next, you will find the piece by Philadelphia’s Archbp. Chaput about the truly bizzare debate in Germany about Communion for non-Catholic spouses – without having to accept everything the Church teaches or go to confession, etc. etc. The Archbishop raises a lot of questions and gives a clear warning that this debate is going to spread to a parish near you. It’s not going to stay in Germany – right now seemingly the caput malorum omnium. HERE