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Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America, is a reporter and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Pope Francis blesses a baby during a visit to a Caritas center for the homeless near the Termini rail station in Rome Dec. 18. The pope opened a Door of Mercy at the center. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
Nathan Schneider
Process (as shared governance) and power (to practice mercy) seem in conflict.
Columns
Nathan Schneider
I’ll come out and say it: The winner of the election should not matter.
In All Things
Nathan Schneider
Ann Neumann’s "The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America," asks whether death can be good, or at least good enough.
Columns
Nathan Schneider
We need to lose our tolerance for usury again.
An illustration from "Dispensational Truth or God's Plan and Purpose in the Ages" by Clarence Larkin, courtesy of preservedwords.com
Opinion
Nathan Schneider
One can wait for the climate apocalypse to come, or one can see that it is happening already, especially in the pockets and places far from centers of power, where people live closest to the earth.
Nathan Schneider
Universal basic income is an idea with a lot of potential, but what matters is how such a policy is implemented.
Photo from OpenTheseDoors.com.
Nathan Schneider
Advent campaign calls on Cardinal Dolan to open up New York's shuttered churches to the city's homeless.
Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook's F8 Conference in 2014, by Maurizio Pesce, via Flickr.
Nathan Schneider
The Facebook founder wants to 'advance human potential and promote equality.' Here are two way he could actually do it.
In All Things
Nathan Schneider
The case against PDF documents
Columns
Nathan Schneider
Perhaps we need to meditate more on the active work of Advent.