John Gehring

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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What Catholics Can Teach Glenn Beck About Social Justice

by John Gehring 03-24-2010

While it's generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, his recent attacks on churches that preach "social justice" has rightly earned the condemnation of diverse faith leaders

A Torture Apologist's Flawed Theology

by John Gehring 03-10-2010
The Washington Post has a new op-ed page writer drawing scrutiny for his hearty endorsement of "enhanced interrogation," which translated from Orwellian into English means torture.

The Pope vs. Climate Change Deniers

by John Gehring 02-19-2010
The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon that paralyzed the nation's capital is a classic case of putting ideology and politics before scien

Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?

by John Gehring 02-05-2010

Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals.

Honoring King: Economic Justice for All

by John Gehring 01-18-2010

God's Economics: Pope Benedict -- and Jim Wallis -- Go Where Many U.S. Politicians Fear to Tread

by John Gehring 01-15-2010

Bishops Flex Moral Muscle for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by John Gehring 01-11-2010
While attention is focused on final negotiations over health-care legislation, Catholic bishops have signaled they will play a leading role in pushing for comprehensive immigration reform this year

Big Oil, Corporate Greed, and Social Sin

by John Gehring 11-06-2009
As an urbanite fortunate to live within walking distance of work and trendy restaurants, I rarely drive these days.

The Media's Favorite Catholic Culture Warrior

by John Gehring 10-23-2009
Just in time for Halloween, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is once again spooked about all those "radical secularists" lurking ominously behind ever corner.

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?

by John Gehring 09-21-2009
Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S.