The Pope, the Prime Minister, and the Elephant in the Room, by David Ayers, Ph.D. 

“My Body, My Choice,” Vaccination Mandates, and Religious Freedom, by Charles J. Russo
May 22, 2023
“Orwellian!” FBI Whistleblowers’ Bombshell Testimony Reveals Agency Targets Pro-Life Christians, by Joshua Mercer 
May 22, 2023

Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

By David Ayers, Ph.D., Crisis Magazine, May 21, 2023

David Ayers is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Economics and Sociology at Grove City College, where he has also served previously as Dean of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters, and as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.. …


Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni agree that birth rates need to increase, but why do they ignore the need to increase marriage rates?

David Ayers, Ph.D.

“More children, less pets” was the catchy takeaway in worldwide coverage of Pope Francis’ joining Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on stage May 12, during a conference on Italy’s collapsing birthrates held near the Vatican. The pope’s story about his tragicomic encounter with a fiftyish woman who wanted him to bless her “baby”—a dog—certainly colorfully drove home his warnings about the misplaced, upside-down personal priorities among many modern Italians that are contributing to their looming “demographic winter.” Francis has made similar remarks about prioritizing “pets over children” in the past. …