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Pope Francis: Two Prayers on Climate Change

I propose that we offer two prayers. The first we can share with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator, while in the other we Christians … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Marc Jampole: The Pope is right to hate cap-and-trade, which is akin to the Church selling indulgences

Yale economist William Nordhaus writes as if he wants to address human-induced global warming—euphemistically called “climate change” even by the most ardent environmentalists—but I think he loves what he calls … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: On Pope Francis’ Visit to America

Pope Francis is coming to America. I’m Catholic. I unabashedly love this guy. Whether he makes any difference or not, that is another question. Christianity in particular, religion in general, … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis: On Our Common Home (a selection of passages from the Encyclical)

Our Relationship with the Earth Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Video: Coming Soon! Pope Francis in “The Encyclical”

The amount of hype from the climate change deniers over Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, which will be released on June 18, is getting pretty absurd. To prepare yourself … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Holiness Comes For The Archbishop

Several of my non-Catholic friends have asked me about Pope Francis and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador. It is not often I am asked about the process of beatification. … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Of Fiddling Bishops and Intelligent Missiles

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Michael Gallagher If we can believe the N.Y. Times—and if we can’t believe the N.Y. Times, whom can we believe?—the American Catholic bishops meeting…

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

I’m Just Mild About Francis

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Francis, top center, among the bishops of the Church. Too worried about gays and the divorced to condemn the threat of mass murder by…

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

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