Tag: Catholic church

Pope Francis Film Promotes Tolerance but Flawed Thinking on Poverty »

Bodes well for an era of promoting tolerance but casts a shadow over the prospects for alleviating global poverty.

Must We Work for Nuns If We Wish to Dodge Obamacare’s Mandates? »

Obamacare’s opponents are cheering the Little Sisters of the Poor’s apparent Supreme Court victory over Obamacare’s mandate to cover artificial contraception, about which I wrote when the controversy first erupted. The Little Sisters defied the mandate, which is contrary to their Catholic faith. The mandate is relevant not to the nuns’ themselves (obviously), but…
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Judge the Pope’s Exhortation by Results, Not Rhetoric »

Pope Francis recently urged all people to have greater compassion for the poor. And to his credit he emphasized the moral imperative of helping to reduce poverty around the world. Unfortunately, the approach advocated by Francis would result in more human suffering, not less. In his strongly worded apostolic exhortation “Evangelii gaudium” or “The…
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Viva Las Vegas! »

Jeffrey Tucker reports from FreedomFest. I’m not there, but Vegas is one of my favorite cities. It’s a place that’s coursing with energy. A couple of quick thoughts: 1. Market forces aren’t doing anything about the weather outdoors, but they’re helping alleviate it. My guess is that there’s someone on every street corner who…
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