January 18, 2020
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Immigration and the Rise of the European Right

One of the great ironies in European politics today is that German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope Francis and other immigration proponents have caused European voters to turn to right-wing political parties to express their anxieties and anger over...

Pope Francis and the State of the Church

The story thus far: When Pope Francis advised young people to “cry out” on issues, I commented that though “no fair-minded person would doubt his good intentions,” his advice had serious shortcomings. My suggestion immediately drew several responses...

Dissatisfaction with Pope Francis

Almost immediately after my essay “Pope Francis’ Support of Protests” was published, I received four interesting comments: Arthur began by quoting a line from the essay, then added his comment: “’Furthermore, no fair-minded person would doubt his...

Pope Francis’ Support of Protests

On the day before Palm Sunday 2018, young people in the U.S. participated in a march in favor of gun control. The following day, Pope Francis delivered a sermon at the Vatican encouraging young people to speak out on issues they feel strongly about...

Pope Francis and Population Control

Pope Francis has issued a challenge to traditional Catholics by welcoming prominent population-control advocates such as Paul Ehrlich to speak before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences earlier this year. This invitation was extended in the context...

A Gospel of Fear

There is a truism in science dating back several centuries that states the book of science is always open. Man-Made Global Warming a.k.a. Climate Change is the first and the only scientific issue where the book has been not only shut but also locked...

Pope Francis Inspires but Oversimplifies

Pope Francis’ recent messages to the U.S. Congress and to the Catholic bishops revealed his personal goodness and his deep compassion for the poor and downtrodden. His words and demeanor were inspirational not only to Catholics but to all people of...

Pope Francis on the Care of the Earth

Pope Francis’ latest encyclical is titled Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home. In it he follows the lead of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, speaking of the Earth as our Sister and Mother and lamenting its being “burdened and laid waste,”...

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