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Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
Catholic social teaching has always acknowledged a role for government regulation of the economy. The economy is to promote the common good, not benefit owners and investors alone.
Migrants wait to be processed after crossing the border on Jan. 6, 2023, near Yuma, Ariz. The Biden administration says it will generally deny asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S. southern border without first seeking protection in a country they passed through. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
President Biden said the right things during the 2020 campaign, but his immigration policy is beginning to resemble that of Donald Trump.
Pope Francis greets children not yet corrupted by Economics 101 classes on Christmas Eve in St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 24, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Richard A. Levins
I introduced students to a worldview completely at odds with the one expressed by Pope Francis. In doing so, I rationalized greed and dismissed the idea of a common good.
FaithFaith and Reason
Meghan J. Clark
In 2021 the Vatican launched a unique global theology project: Doing Theology from the Existential Peripheries. What can we learn from those interviewed?
This week on “Jesuitical,” Zac and Ashley talk with John Carr, founder of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, about Pope Benedict’s under-appreciated contributions to Catholic social teaching.
FaithShort Take
Joe Rubio
Our leaders spoke to their development as public persons, worthy of recognition in civil society and local democracy.