Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 05.26.17

Dolan presses White House on relief for persecuted Christians
John Allen, Inés San Martín and Claire Giangravè, Crux

Despite expectations that the meeting between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump on Wednesday would be contentious, it proved surprisingly upbeat. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York predicts the two leaders may collaborate, among other things on anti-Christian persecution, and says he’s already suggested one way the White House could do that in terms of funding relief efforts.

Just Imagine: God a Worker!
Greg Forster, The Green Room

Do we really think of God as a worker? We may say he is one, citing John 5:17 or other passages. But does our concept of God match our theology?

8 Big-Government Policies That Hurt the Poor
Patrick Tyrrell, FEE

It’s clear that many big government policies are creating winners and losers in America.

Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care
Catholic News Agency

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops applauded a recent state law furthering the religious freedom of adoption and foster care agencies. “Now Catholics can join other people of good will and serve Texas’s children in good faith,” said the director of the conference.

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).