In his annual “state of the world” address to the Vatican diplomatic corps, Pope Francis expressed his deep concern over a phenomenon he believes poses an escalating threat: “cancel culture,” the increasingly prevalent practice of silencing individuals, institutions and even, in the Pope’s estimation, entire cultures that are deemed to hold incorrect or inconvenient views or values.

Published in Canada

During the COVID-19 lockdown, my siblings and I started viewing movies and TV shows that we grew up with and developed a game: we would try and see which jokes, ideologies, portrayals and topics will eventually get cancelled according to today’s standards and practices.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

Social media has fundamentally changed the world. While it has sparked generational, international connectivity, it has also been a gateway to a never-ending stream of controversy. Nowhere has this played out more than in one concept: cancel culture.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

If the 20th century was the “age of anxiety” (W.H. Auden), the 21st century is shaping up to be the “age of rage.”

Published in Guest Columns

Whether or not you’ve heard the term “cancel culture,” you’ve undoubtedly been observing it just about everywhere, gaining more and more traction.

Published in Guest Columns

BALTIMORE -- Thirteen years after naming a new residence hall at Loyola University Maryland in honor of the Catholic author Flannery O'Connor, Jesuit Father Brian Linnane, the university's president, removed the writer's name from the building.

Published in International