Jesus’ teachings offer good news for the righteous, whether they are the poor and marginalized or the rich who are generous with their bounty. All can find a place in the kingdom. Yet there is little comfort for those who expect that their wealth alone will save them. The story of Lazarus and
Many American Catholics are deeply concerned about business, and especially about large corporations. Readers of America have posted comments online: “Today’s businesses, especially large corporate businesses, focus on one thing, and one thing only…the Profit motive,” and &l
In the days before the conclave that elected Pope Francis, the press quoted Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and other church officials as saying that the cardinals were seeking someone who would improve communication between the Vatican and the church’s periphery. The word periphery has an
Protestant PerspectiveI read the article with interest. In some areas, however, I have a different experience, and that difference brings a different evaluation of the current situation in American society.I was a military chaplain from 1975 to 1983. In my experience, Roman Catholic chaplains were g
Faber is not someone well known to the general public. Thanks to the pope he is beginning to become far better known, and rightly so.