Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar
December 5th, 2017

Although Pope Francis did finally meet with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, he appears to be offering a balm for the pain without any real solutions. There are still huge questions about the future of the Rohingya and we must do more to help, writes guest contributor Sandra Gilman. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Myanmar
November 28th, 2017

Pope Francis has completed a visit to Myanmar, though not without severely damaging his image as a peacemaker. Interesting enough, it’s not what he said — but what he didn’t say — that has sparked backlash from humanitarian groups worldwide. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaks with reporters on the papal plane.
September 14th, 2017

In the wake of the White House’s decision to end the DACA program, Pope Francis had a sharp message for Donald Trump. If the president is truly “pro-life”, said Francis, then he cannot allow the children of immigrants – known commonly as “Dreamers” – to be thrown out of the country. Continue reading

Euthanasia injection
August 22nd, 2017

Pope Francis is trying to crack down on euthanasia in Catholic-run charity clinics. Earlier this month, he issued a decree ordering an organization in Belgium run by the Brothers of Charity to stop practicing euthanasia on patients in their psychiatric … Continue reading

The border wall between the U.S. and Mexico
June 19th, 2017

Immigration issues and border policies have long been contentious issues in politics, but they are also creating a significant divide in the Christian community. Many Christian houses of worship have embraced a “love thy neighbor” stance, arguing for benevolent treatment … Continue reading

A controversial shirt that uses the pope's image.
March 6th, 2017

The Vatican has a problem: Pope Francis is too popular. While it’s always been common for the pope to be venerated on flags and medals, companies today want to use his name on products and buildings. Now the Vatican has had enough, and they’re pushing back. Continue reading

Pope Francis has taken a hard-line stance against Catholic women in leadership positions.
November 4th, 2016

The Question Well, Pope Francis certainly didn’t beat around the bush. Earlier this week, a reporter posed a question to the pontiff. Reporter: “Is it realistic to think that there might be women priests also in the Catholic Church in … Continue reading

A photo of the antichrist.
October 28th, 2016

Have you had a brush with the Antichrist? Perhaps you have, but didn’t realize it. Although the Antichrist is referenced numerous times in scripture, the Bible doesn’t provide a clear description. Thus, there is no clear consensus on what “it” looks like. Continue reading

Pope Francis looking concerned
June 21st, 2016

Pope Francis raised eyebrows last week when he said that most modern marriages are “invalid”.  In a series of off-the-cuff remarks, the pope explained that young people these days “live in a culture of the provisional” and don’t truly understand what … Continue reading

Pope Francis released a paper titled Amoris Laetitia, or “The Joy of Love,” last Friday
April 13th, 2016

In an age where society’s attitudes are constantly evolving, traditional institutions such as the Catholic Church are struggling to keep up. Last Friday, Pope Francis published a highly-anticipated paper about Catholic values. Based on over two years of discussions among higher-ups … Continue reading