Tag Archives: Vatican

Francis and Jinping: Like Two Ships Crossing At Night

The Pope and CCP leader would have benefitted from comparing notes while in the US. Alas, that did not happen.

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Did Pope Francis Get to His Post Too Late?

How the Catholic Church wasted important time on the urgent road to reinvention.

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Papal Politics in the United States

Catholic men are now a bulwark of the Republican Party. But Pope Francis’s teachings do not square with Republican policies.

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Pope Francis and the Environment

A geologist’s speed reading guide to the pope’s climate encyclical.

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Pope Francis: U.S.-Cuba Matchmaker

What the U.S.-Cuba deal tells us about the future of Vatican diplomacy in a multi-polar world.

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Francis as the First Post-Western Pope

What is the new Pope’s strategy for the Middle East?

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Next: An African Pope?

Where is the Catholic Church growing? When will the Vatican hierarchy lose its European/Western bent?

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Venezuela Today Vs. the Polish Liberation Episode

Pope Francis and John Paul II are both transformative figures.

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The New Theology of (Global) Hope

Can Pope Francis save Venezuela’s soul?

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Two Shepherds, Two Cultural Revolutions?

Comparing the agendas and performance of Pope Francis and China’s Xi Jinping.

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