- Apr 11, 2021
In the words of Jimmy Lai, “freedom has a price.” That’s why the Chinese media mogul and activist is leaning on his Catholic faith for support as he faces potential prison time and continues the fight for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong.
Just as Pope Francis is calling for a rethink of the free market economy, some Catholics are emphasizing capitalism is in keeping with Catholic doctrine, and say they are backed by Pope St. John Paul II.
U.S. Catholic leaders debate the passage of tax reform, which was passed by congress on Wednesday and labeled by the U.S. bishops as “problematic, especially for the poor.”
President Trump received mixed reactions from Catholic leaders for his first address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday. The president advocated for a limited refugee resettlement program, hinted at potential military action in Venezuela, and pledged to “totally destroy North Korea.”
As Nevada becomes the latest U.S. state to tolerate marijuana use, Father Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute lays out the standard Catholic cautions about drugs but also asks whether criminalizing their use serves the greater good.
When Pope Francis starts his US road show next month, Catholics to his left and right will all be hoping to pull him a bit closer to their own causes. From the environment to the economy and everything in between, a nod from the pope could do wonders in boosting