Pope Francis

The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela
The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela

Christians and all people of goodwill the world over should pray and hope that in the half hour they met with one another, President Trump and Pope Francis discussed how to go about saving Venezuela from its continued descent into desperation and lawlessness.

Pope Francis & Egyptian Christian Nationalism

As Pope Francis entered a stadium in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday to conduct a mass, thousands of Egyptian Catholics waved…

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The Beauty and Danger of Humility

One can maintain the preeminence of humility in the Christian life while also rightly naming the sources of the contemporary scourge of terrorism that finds its motivation in a twisted religious fundamentalism.

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Just War as Peacemaking

The just war ethic is really and first an approach to politics as the moral exercise of power in service of justice, fairness, stability, and ultimately peace.

The Importance of Moral Clarity

Pope Francis surely is a shepherd with the responsibility to guide his flock through history. He has the world’s ear – many are straining to hear him clearly…

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Merchants of Death?

The headlines are exasperating, if a bit hyperbolic: Reuters writes, “Pope Says Weapons Manufacturers Can’t Call Themselves Christians” while the Daily Beast puts it, “Pope: Gun Makers Are Not Christians.”