President-elect Joe Biden has not put immigration at the top of his list of priorities. But we should. How can we build a culture of encounter to help reshape attitudes and policies around immigration? We can begin in our local parishes and schools. Here’s how.
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How C.S. Lewis’s Literary Criticism Can Help Our Media Consumption
These nine rules for literary criticism provide helpful reminders for us as we engage in a reality that can so often seem unreal.
Letters to the Candidates: Concerns from a Catholic Perspective
Neither presidential candidate’s platform fully aligns with Catholic teaching. Here are two letters calling them to reconsider positions that do not reflect the love of neighbor that is central to the Catholic perspective.
Letter to President Trump: Welcoming the Stranger
President Trump’s defense of the unborn is laudable, but his views and policies on immigration fail to adequately account for the human dignity of immigrants and must be re-examined.
Letter to Vice President Biden: Protecting the Unborn
Vice President Biden’s Catholic faith has shaped his care for the poor and marginalized, but his increasingly extreme political position on the issue of abortion must be reconsidered.
When It Comes to Civil Unions, Pope Francis Meant What He Said, but That Might Not Be What You Think
In the documentary Francesco by Evgeny Afineevsky, Pope Francis endorsed civil unions for homosexual couples. His words were the source of much ado in the media recently. They are important, but not for the reasons many have pointed to.
Into the Breach: Holy Boldness and Catholic Political Involvement
Catholics have no home in either major political party in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that we should remove ourselves from politics but that we should go boldly into the breach.
The Politics of Pope Francis: Fratelli Tutti’s Message of Hope
“What’s love got to do with it?” In his latest encyclical, Pope Francis offers a vision of politics based on dialogue, encounter, and solidarity. These words may sound foreign or even naive in our world today, but the Holy Father reminds us that change starts with ordinary people.
An Overview of Fratelli Tutti
On Sunday, Pope Francis released the third encyclical of his papacy entitled “Fratelli Tutti,” on fraternity and social friendship. An encyclical is one of the highest ranking documents from a Pope. In this lengthy letter, he offers critiques of populism, neoliberalism, and militarized borders. He restates a rejection of the death penalty. He calls on all people to recognize and live out our common fraternity. Read this article for a complete overview.
Do Your Research. Discern Your Vote. Stop Condemning Others.
As some Catholic leaders pick sides, the faithful should do their research, keep an open mind, and show the love of Christ in the midst of our divided politics.