An Overview of Fratelli Tutti

Published Oct 5, 2020 in Creation, Current Events, Economics, Faith & Politics, Global Catholicism, Immigration, In the News, Papal News, Pope Francis ~ Approx 6 mins

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.

Is God Punishing Us?

Published Apr 6, 2020 in In the News, Pope Francis ~ Approx 4 mins

“I can’t but help think God is punishing us,” my 87-year old great aunt from Rhode Island recently said to me over the phone. I was listening to her thick New England accent as we discussed a world shaken and upended by the Coronavirus. She then reminded me that in 10 minutes we would need […]