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
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
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
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
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'
Notre Dame President Rev.
What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction
When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something.
Markets, Morality, and the Common Good