Here are some key quotes from Pope Francis’ Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future: We need a politics that can integrate and dialogue with the poor, the excluded, and the vulnerable, that gives people a say in the decisions that impact their lives. Now, more than ever, what is revealed is the… Read More 15 Key Quotes from Pope Francis’ Let Us Dream
If liberals and libertarians sincerely believe that autonomy and choice should trump the protection of human life in the case of unwanted pregnancies, then the question has often arisen: why should men not be free to exercise their choice to terminate a pregnancy or opt out of an unwanted pregnancy in some other way? A… Read More Men and the “Right to Choose”
Pope Francis: “One easily forgets that the relations among human beings are always relations of reciprocal dependence, which manifest themselves according to different degrees throughout the life of a person and become indispensable in situations of old age, illness, disability and indeed suffering in general.”
Pope Francis: “The family teaches about not falling into an individualism that weighs oneself against the others. And it is here, in the family, that ‘taking care of you’ constitutes one of the fundamentals of human existence and a moral attitude that must be promoted.”
Check out these recent articles from around the web: Our Populist Pope by RR Reno: “Now it’s certain. This will be a populist papacy. Denunciations of unfettered free market economics in Evangelii Gaudium—’an economy of exclusion and inequality’—attracted a great deal of attention in the secular press. But for the most part commentators ignore the… Read More Around the Web: Articles on Pope Francis
In the Prayer of Saint Francis we ask that we may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. It’s one of my favorite prayers. It is a prayer to be released from the chains of egotism and self-centeredness. But the… Read More Accepting Love and Help: Lessons from the Good Samaritan
Same-sex marriage proponents are rejoicing today, as DOMA has been declared unconstitutional and the appeal of Prop 8 has been dismissed. The war for same-sex marriage is not over, but a huge battle has been won. Particularly giddy are the affluent liberals—entertainers, media members, Democratic party activists, and lesser-known members of the bourgeoisie—who were already… Read More Is Social Liberalism Resurgent?