Last year’s arrival of Pope Francis’ encyclical on “Care for Our Common Home” marked a significant moment as the Catholic church substantially entered the realm of environmental concern.
Pope Francis: Employers not offering health insurance are ‘true leeches’
Pope Francis has condemned employers who exploit their workers by offering only temporary contracts or not providing health insurance.
Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence
Participants say church teachings have too long been used to justify violent conflicts.
A church that protects sexual predators isn’t much church at all
“This was like God showing up.” That’s how one victim of clergy sexual abuse in the Boston archdiocese described his family’s response when a priest came to visit. He added fatefully, “When a priest paid attention to you it was…
Counting the cost of government funding
The White House recently announced that President Obama would make good on a 2008 campaign promise and sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. According to a White House Official, the…