Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy

Obama’s Unholy Trade Policy

Pope Francis waxed radical on several big issues in his speech to Congress last September. He condemned the arms trade, called for climate action, and challenged lawmakers to protect the most vulnerable among us. It was wonderful. But for some reason, there was one...
A Pilgrimage for Love, Justice, and Dignity

A Pilgrimage for Love, Justice, and Dignity

One hundred women walked 100 miles to welcome Pope Francis to Washington. Their goal? To bring attention to the U.S. immigration crisis — and to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. They started their pilgrimage outside the immigration detention facility in York,...
Francis Gets Served the House Specialty

Francis Gets Served the House Specialty

With his gentle grace, disarming humility, and penchant for saying “God bless America” like he means it, Pope Francis appeared to sweep Washington off its feet. Cheering throngs accompanied his every move. The powerful and powerless alike made a fuss. Take Senator...
Pope Francis and the Pain of Prisoners

Pope Francis and the Pain of Prisoners

During his historic U.S. visit, Pope Francis made headlines for speaking truth to power at the United Nations and the Capitol. But the “people’s pope” also addressed the powerless. Everywhere he went, he called on Americans to treat our undocumented immigrants better....
Junipero Serra’s Unsaintly History

Junipero Serra’s Unsaintly History

I greeted the pope’s visit with enthusiasm. I might not be Catholic, but I appreciate Francis for his humility, his kindness, and his call for action to address the climate crisis. Then I heard the shocking news: During his visit, Pope Francis canonized Father...
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