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Pope Francis’ Curious Encyclical, Part 2

Summary of Part 1: In Rerum Novarum (1891) Pope Leo XIII wrote: “The first and most fundamental principle . . . if one would undertake to alleviate the condition of the masses, must be the inviolability of private property.” [Paragraph 15. Emphasis...

What Pope Francis Got Wrong

Since becoming the head of the Catholic Church in 2013, Pope Francis has not shied away from the political domain. Recently, the religious leader used the COVID-19 pandemic to renew his criticisms of free-market capitalism. “The fragility of world...

Pope Francis’ Curious Encyclical

Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (Brothers All) offers an odd combination of timely and profound insights, flawed judgment, and an error in historical fact. The factual error is serious because it encourages those who are...

Using Petros

About a month ago, I was called a “Francis-Deacon” by a website for the absurdity of saying we should care enough about others to wear a mask in this pandemic. Upon seeing this, I immediately contacted a buddy of mine letting him know that after...

Holy Father Will Journey to Malta

The announcement has been officially confirmed. Pope Francis will be the third consecutive Pontiff who will be visiting our beloved country, Malta and Gozo on Pentecost Sunday of May 31 2020. St. Pope John Paul II was the first Pope to visit Malta...

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...