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Francis and the Evangelicals
Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Aleteia

The pope’s planned reform is larger and more deep rooted than one imagines.

Genital Mutilation: The Real War On Women
D.C. McAllister, The Federalist

Estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that at least 150,000 to 200,000 girls in the United States are at risk of being forced to undergo FGM.

Gordon College and Pluralism in Higher Education
Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse

Requiring all colleges and universities to adopt the same practices and policies would destroy their institutional identities and prevent them from achieving their diverse missions.

Marriage Won’t End Poverty. But It Will Help (A Lot).
Rachel Sheffield, The Daily Signal

It’s true that that marriage is not a silver bullet to cure poverty. But problematically some on the left , including Price, use that assertion to conclude that marriage should be left out of the equation to solve poverty altogether. This is completely off base.

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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