John Gehring is the Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life and the author of The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church

FaithLast Take
John Gehring
Christianity is not a collection of abstract principles that can be reduced to parsing and defending faceless propositions.
FaithFaith in Focus
John Gehring
After a trip to the border, I returned home to the nation’s capital—where President Trump continues to double down on cruel policies—carrying a stone I picked up in the desert and the stories of migrants.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
In All Things
John Gehring
In parishes across the country this weekend the collection plate will be passed to support the U S bishops rsquo domestic anti-poverty initiative mdash the Catholic Campaign for Human Development At a time when 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty and extreme income inequality is growing a contribu