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Reported Christian ‘martyr’ deaths double in 2013: report
Tom Heneghan, Reuters

Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more than the whole global total in 2012, according to an annual survey.

Is the Pope’s Capitalism Catholic?
Donald Devine, The Federalist

What would you think of capitalism if you were born in a country that had developed a market economy by the dawn of the 20th Century and was ranked among the ten wealthiest nations per capita in the world—but one hundred years later had dropped to seventieth with little of that wealth having trickled down to the poorest in society?

Common Core Education vs. Classical Education: A Thomistic Approach
Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine

Whether Common Core Education is contrary to classical education.

Giving to Ease Your Conscience
Nathaniel Torrey, Humane Pursuits

If we are not motivated by love, our giving of alms or aid to those in need cannot be called truly charitable or philanthropic.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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