June 23, 2008
Though neither the Vatican nor the U.S. bishops have made a statement on nuclear power, the church has outlined the ethical case for renewable energy. In Centesimus Annus Pope John Paul II wrote that just as Pope Leo XIII in 1891 had to confront “primitive capitalism” in order to defend
Twenty years after the cold war, the arms race intensifies.
Catholic human rights groups part ways with Amnesty International.
The issue of religious liberty is of the highest interest to me both as a theologian and as an American. It is, as it were, the American issue at the Council. The American episcopate is greatly pleased that the issue has finally appeared on the agenda of the Council, notwithstanding many efforts to
George W. Bush’s victory in 2004 has been credited to Latino voters. Some political commentators have even claimed that a majority of Latinos elected Bush in the 2004 presidential election. The statistics disprove the latter claim. Yet Latino votes in certain swing states did lead to a Bush wi