Understanding God’s Love: A Primer on Mercy and Justice
Eduardo Echeverria, Crisis Magazine
The question here is how we avoid both despair when confronted with the gravity of our sins, on the one hand, and a sentimental view of God and of his love, on the other.
Catholics & Capitalism
Roger Kimball, PJ Media
Here’s the bottom line: Capitalism is the greatest engine for the production of wealth the ingenuity of man has ever invented. Are you interested in helping the poor? Embrace capitalism.
Crony Capitalism Kicks Off the World Cup
Catherine Addington, The American Conservative
Crony capitalism looks a little different when the corruption in question is pervading a stateless conglomerate. But government cooperation, internal politics, and the casual passing of millions of dollars are looking all-too-familiar as one of the world’s largest bureaucracies takes center stage with the 2014 World Cup kicking off in São Paulo, Brazil today.
European Court Faults Russia For Dissolving Pentecostal Church
Howard Friedman, Religion Clause
In Biblical Centre of the Chuvash Republic v. Russia, (ECHR 1st Section, June 12, 2014), the European Court of Human Rights in a Chamber Judgment held that Russia violated Art. 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) interpreted in light of Art. 11