Blog author: jcarter
Monday, April 8, 2013

Francis gets his ‘oxygen’ from the slums
John L. Allen Jr., National Catholic Reporter

In Argentina, they say that if you want to understand the priestly soul of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, then you have to know the villas miserias, literally “villas of misery,” meaning the slums in Buenos Aires where the poorest of the poor are found.

You Can Love Nature and Still Hate the Tyranny of Environmental Regulations
John Stossel, Reason

Throughout the world, most reductions in pollution have been achieved because of capitalism, not government control.

What Real Persecution Looks Like
Nina Shea, CNN

Persecution for conversion to Christianity – a faith with the “Great Commission” to share the Gospel – is rising globally, along with persecution of some very long-established, even 2000-year-old, Christian communities.

Is The Image of God An Engine of Economic Progress?
Jay W. Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

We aren’t ghosts trapped in bodies. We’re made of dirt, we’re made to work with dirt – and yet we have in us the very breath of God. Work itself is part of God’s original blessing, not his curse after the fall.