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Evangelii Gaudium

Millennials Exploring Social Exclusion With Pope Francis: God, the Internet and Disrupting Business

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Why invite 40 millennials and not the top 40 CEOs? What sort of insight can we offer that the world's foremost academics on social inclusion couldn't? How can a heterogeneous group with diverse religious beliefs help shape a debate hosted at the center of the Catholic world?

Which Churches Are the Most Activist of All? New Study Findings May Surprise You

David Briggs | Posted 08.17.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The nation's largest religious body is also by far the most likely to have its congregations take to the streets in public demonstrations or lobby the halls of power on moral issues, a new study finds.

Caring for "Our Kids" Is a Faith Challenge

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Again and again the lines that show trends in America between rich and poor open wider and wider. The gaps get larger. That's true for education, nutrition, participation in sports and teen pregnancy.

Jesuit Suggests Pope's Message Refutes GOP Budget Proposal

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis' first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, provoked heated discussion around the world for its direct criticism of political and ec...

Him: Pope Francis and a Year in the Modern Imagination

Aileen McGraw | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Aileen McGraw

Mary Deeley looks me in the eye and laughs as she tells me the three men who top the invite list for her daughter's wedding. Sitting with her arms outstretched in a chair at Northwestern University's Sheil Catholic Center, Mary continues our conversation in a speedy and reverent tone.

Why We Can't Make Ends Meet

Brad Harrington | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In recent weeks we've heard a great deal about income equality. While this month marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty," in r...

The Frances Phenomenon and America's Yearning for Values, Leadership and God

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The Pope Francis phenomenon is a reminder, yet again, that spirituality and not secularity is the driving force of modern life; it is his spiritual intensity that sets him apart and that provides the best answer to the spiritual emptiness of our time.

Pope Francis and the Social Responsibility of Corporations

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The recent distraction about the purported "Marxist" beliefs of Pope Francis pronounced by people who have obviously not taken the time to read his recent exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," (The Joy of the Gospel) is just that, a distraction.

Pope Francis: An Imitation of Christ

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The remarkable acts of kindness and grace we see with Pope Francis are the natural response from a disciple who has known the kindness and grace of Christ in his own life.

Pope Francis, Trickle-Down Economics, and Heaven on Earth

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Pope Francis knows that Heaven is created in community. The Kingdom of God is among us. Will we heed his teachings? Are we ready to follow his example? Are we willing to love our neighbors as ourselves?

Of Marxists, Mouthpieces and Men of the Cloth

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.08.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

The pope is hardly alone in criticizing trickle-down economics. David Stockman, one of the architects of Reaganomics, was no pinko commie when he expressed grave second thoughts about supply-side economics. At least Francis did not use the horse manure analogy of John Kenneth Galbraith.

Return of the Golden Calf

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're stuck in an economic system and a belief system in which money is no longer a mere medium of exchange but an end in itself, the accumulation of which is crucial to one's individual survival but toxic to our collective survival.

Is Pope Francis a Liberation Theologian?

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Since Pope Francis issued his "apostolic exhortation," Evangelii Gaudium, he is being roundly accused, by some American conservatives, of being a "liberation theologian" and a Marxist.

Rush Limbaugh vs. Pope Francis

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh slammed Pope Francis' stance on social justice in his apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," calli...

Francis -- and America? -- at Heaven's Gate

Michael Brenner | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Pope Francis' denunciation of predatory capitalism along with the willful disregard for its pernicious consequences has not set off any fireworks. Just the opposite. What is stunning is the tepid response -- such as it is.

Pope Francis' Stunning Critique Of Capitalism

Reuters | Naomi O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders ...