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Pope Francis on the Biblical Basis of Respect for Nature

Sometimes certain environmentalists criticize the Bible as the root of disregard for and disrespect for nature.  They think that modern, western nati... More
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An Unfair and Revealing Attack on the Pope’s Encyclical

The National Post has a rather unfair and somewhat revealing attack on the pope’s encyclical by a writer named Colby Cosh. Not all of the critic... More
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Keeping Track of Truths: Why Catechism Doesn’t Equal ‘Magisterium’

Mistaking Catechism for Magisterium Have you read Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si”? As a product of the papal magisterium, are we Cat... More
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The Catholic Dating Crisis: Featuring Aziz Ansari, Pope Saint John Paul II, and Pope Francis

What does dating have to do with Praise Be: Pope Francis’ (very-Saint-Francis-like) encyclical on Creation and its dignity? A lot, actually.  For ... More
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Old-timey Anti-Catholicism graces front page of Washington Post’s “Express”

The Washington Post produces a daily tabloid called “Express.” The paper is distributed free, mostly to commuters at Metro stops. It gives... More
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Humanity is the Endangered Species

In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites us to consider the ambitious question, “Why?” The consequences of this question can be felt ... More
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Being Frank: A Postmodern Pope for an Angsty Age

Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. (Lk. 17: 33) Pope Francis’s long-awaited encyclical, Laudato Si... More
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Strong Medicine: The World Needs to Hear the Message of Laudato Si

Arguments about whether or not Pope Francis “gets the science right” in his new encyclical Laudato Si, tend to miss the point rather badly. This i... More
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Catholic Brian Williams — It’s Not Fair to Forgive And Also Forget

Journalism is in trouble on all fronts these days. Trust in reporters — TV, online and print — is eroding; there are mass layoffs across ... More
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Unfit to Live?

A number of years ago, I attended a program on the campus of an elite university.  The speaker was a non-religious public intellectual who was, as fa... More
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