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Post Tagged 'catholic church'

What is (and isn’t) Mercy?

In a new essay for the Catholic World Report, Samuel Gregg discusses why it’s dangerous to to overemphasize any one facet of Christian teaching at the expense of a different teaching. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg: Catholicism and the Enlightenment

Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg reviews a new book at the Library of Law and Liberty that demolishes the canard that religious figure were “somehow opposed holus bolus to Enlightenment ideas is one that has been steadily discredited over the last 50 years.” In his review of The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement by by Ulrich L. Continue Reading...

Audio: Peter Johnson On The Importance Of Pope Francis’ Visit

Acton Institute External Relations Officer Peter Johnson wrote recently at The Federalist that “If Francis can imagine a way to affirm my generation’s devotion to the marginalized while delivering a stern warning against the sort of degenerate sentimentality and paternalism that advocating for the poor can engender, then I think Francis could have an astounding impact here.” He’s been called upon a number of times now to share his thoughts on this topic on a variety of podcasts, and we’d like to highlight a couple of interviews here. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.23.15

Ewart: Unholy alliances bolster the Pope’s climate change campaign Stephen Ewart, Calgary Herald You could, cynically, call it a marriage of convenience, but given the schism in their views of same-sex marriage — or issues such as birth control — it would add an awkwardness to the Pope’s two-day conference at the Vatican City with the select group of municipal politicians that concludes Wednesday. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.14.15

A Hindu Reflection on Pope’s Climate Change Encyclical Sunita Viswanath, Huffington Post Through this Encyclical, the Pope has invited every person on the planet into dialogue on the many pressing ecological issues facing humanity – and their impact on the poorest people of the world. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.13.15

Excerpts from Pope Francis speech attacking global economic order Reuters Pope Francis made a sweeping speech on Thursday during his Latin American tour criticizing the global economic order and asking for forgiveness from indigenous peoples for crimes committed by the Church in the past…. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.24.15

The problem with Pope Francis’ encyclical is that nature is nasty: Spengler David P. Goldman, Spengler The trouble with natural theology (the notion that nature itself points us to an understanding of the divine) is that nature herself is a nasty piece of work. Continue Reading...