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Pope Francis Delivers TED Talk on Climate Change

Today, Pope Francis stepped out onto the virtual TED stage for a second time. In his first TED talk, given in April 2017, the pope made his famous call for a “Revolution Of Tenderness.” This time, his talk was entitled...

Pope Francis Delivers TED Talk on Climate Change

Pachamama – the missing piece of the puzzle

In my last article about the Our Lady of the Amazon / Pachamama controversy, I tried to reconcile the apparent contradictions between the various claims about the identity of the enigmatic wooden carved figure. I reached the conclusion, supported by...

Pachamama – the missing piece of the puzzle

Laudato Si’, Climate Change, and the Catholic Response

This past Tuesday, June 18, marked the fourth anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical on care for Creation, Laudato Si’. From the very beginning of his papacy, caring for our common home has been at the center...

Laudato Si’, Climate Change, and the Catholic Response

Forsaking the Fountain of Living Water

“Access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights” (Laudato Si’, 30). The problem of the scarcity...

Forsaking the Fountain of Living Water

Water in Togo: 500 Years Late

(Editor’s Note: Last year, WPI contributor John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe traveled to West Africa to visit his friend Fr. William Ryan, an American missionary priest in Togo, and to see the slave castles in Ghana. I asked John if he would write...

Water in Togo: 500 Years Late

Best of WPI, Year 1: Social Justice

In honor of our one-year anniversary, we are going to highlight some of our past pieces on various themes and topics this week. Today we’d like to share posts on six issues related to Catholic Social Teaching. Poverty and Economic...

Best of WPI, Year 1: Social Justice

Laudato Si’ in 2019: We Need Each Other

Pope Francis has left us a fairly extensive body of writings, speeches, and homilies to pore over and learn from, but so far seems to be promulgating encyclicals at a slower rate than either of his two previous predecessors. In...

Laudato Si’ in 2019: We Need Each Other

The Tall Tale of the Hippie Pope

In my view, Laudato Si’ has been intentionally ignored by various factions within the Church, who have consequently done the devilish work of keeping the Faithful from even considering the letter. The demands of the Pope are too much for...

The Tall Tale of the Hippie Pope

Raymond Arroyo: Policy over Fidelity

“Liberals are kind of like herpes. Just when you think you have it beat, they come back again. There’s no cure. You can only keep it at bay.” – Laura Ingraham, 2018 CPAC Address Note: This is the first post...

Raymond Arroyo: Policy over Fidelity