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Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’
Avery Anapol, The Hill

Pope Francis on Saturday issued a dire warning to top oil executives, saying that climate change could “destroy civilization.”

The cowardice of the political class
Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post

The trustees for Social Security and Medicare issued their annual reports last week. This is cause for discouragement because it reminds us how much we’ve mortgaged the country’s future to spending for older Americans.

The state of the North Korean economy might surprise you
Dan Kopf, Quartz

Although data have not been released for 2017, many experts believe that the economy may still be growing, albeit more slowly.

Study finds Catholic school correlates with student’s self-control
Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency

Catholic elementary school students, regardless of race, sex, or socioeconomic status, have more self-control and self-discipline than their peers enrolled in either public schools or non-Catholic private schools, a recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found.

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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).