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Brother Glum, Mother Earth
Steven Malanga, City Journal

The pope’s encyclical on climate change ignores how markets and technology have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty.

Pope Francis’ Call to Action Goes Beyond the Environment
Ross Douthat, New York Times

After this document, there’s no doubting where Francis stands in the great argument of our time. But I don’t mean the argument between liberalism and conservatism. I mean the argument between dynamists and catastrophists.

Dear Pope Francis: Here Are Five Times Weapons of War Saved Christians
David Harsanyi, The Federalist

The Pope has been protected by the Swiss Guard since the 1500s— and those guys pack an array of high-powered contemporary weaponry to gets the job done.

The Greatest Good
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

Inspired to make a meaningful donation, I wondered: What is the best charitable cause in the world, and was it crazy to think I could find it?

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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