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Escalating Christian Repression: Beijing’s Crackdown in Mainland China and Hong Kong 

Once again, USCIRF has recommended that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) be designated a country of particular concern due to religious persecution.

Pope Francis Contradicts Catholic Catechism on Just War

Pope Francis’s comments urging Ukrainian surrender are morally wrong and inconsistent with Catholic teaching

Keys to the Kingdom, Light to the World: A Review of Barbato, Joustra, and Hoover’s Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social Teaching in World Affairs

The overall intent of Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social Teaching in World Affairs is to continue the rediscovery of theology’s influence on politics with respect to the recent papacy.

A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Collapse of Communism
A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Collapse of Communism

Among the cast of historic figures fighting communism in the Cold War, there were two, one at the Vatican and another at the White House, who uniquely stood out and stood together

What You Should Know About Cluster Bombs
What You Should Know About Cluster Bombs

The Vatican issued an appeal to several countries—including the United States—to ban cluster bombs. Here is what you should know about these munitions.

Rome Peacemaking Conference
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.