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Joe Capizzi on Pope Francis & Just War

Joseph Capizzi of Catholic University in a recent article for Providence analyzed Pope Francis’s new encyclical Fratelli Tutti‘s seeming negative…

Father Drew Christiansen on Catholicism & Nukes

Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown University is co-editor of A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament….

Marksism l Ep. 20: On Pope Francis, National Conservatism, and Chaplains

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss some of Providence‘s recent articles—including on Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti and his views…

Pope Francis and the Problem of War in Fratelli Tutti
Pope Francis and the Problem of War in Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis calls out the language of war. He speaks against “war” as a solution. In this, he echoes many prior popes.

The Catholic Church Gains Stature in Belarus: What American Christians Should Know about the Ongoing Protests

Eight weeks after the falsified Belarusian presidential elections, country-wide protests remain steady, and fervent democratic activism has arisen among an unsuspecting source—the Catholic Church. American Christians should follow and take a vocal stance for the Belarusian future.

The Virtuous Ruler: Hildegard of Bingen and the Question of Political Authority in Just War
The Virtuous Ruler: Hildegard of Bingen and the Question of Authority in Just War

For Hildegard, rulers who blatantly violate the virtuous example set by Christ lose their authority to rule. Following from that, an unvirtuous ruler would necessarily fail to be a right authority that can legitimately wage war.

C.S. Lewis, Leo XIII, and Clarence Thomas on Riots
C.S. Lewis, Leo XIII, and Clarence Thomas on Riots

Those wishing to improve the world should begin with that part of the world over which they have the greatest control: themselves.

Protestants Need a Better Response to Catholic Integralism

In this video Daniel Strand discusses what Catholic integralism is, how it is arguably the original Christian political theology, its…

Catholic Integralism Should Not Be Dismissed

Rather than taking each other’s strongest arguments, people arguing over Catholic Integralism often defeat straw men or completely dodge arguments. This does not advance the conversation so that learning and mutual edification may occur.