John Gehring is Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life and author of The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church.

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40 Days for Health Reform

by John Gehring 08-27-2009
If you watch enough cable news you would think the fight over health-care reform has been reduced to protestors screaming about socialism, "death panels," and the evils of government.

Bishops vs. The Bomb: Act II

by John Gehring 07-31-2009
When the United States and the Soviet Union stared into the abyss of nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick began reading obscure journals like the Bulletin of the At

The Pope and the President: Unlikely Allies Seeking Common Ground for the Common Good

by John Gehring 07-10-2009
When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s

Obama's Catholic Moment

by John Gehring 05-23-2009
Against the backdrop of protest and spectacle that threatened to overshadow graduation at the University of Notre Dame last week, President Obama delivered a graceful commencement address that stan

Be Not Afraid: Faith and Reason in the Notre Dame 'Scandal'

by John Gehring 04-09-2009
Notre Dame President Rev.

What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction

by John Gehring 03-25-2009
When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something.

Markets, Morality, and the Common Good

by John Gehring 03-20-2009