- Dec 10, 2019
Although Francis and Donald Trump have plenty of reasons to clash, the evidence shows that pope and president could still meet halfway.
Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, recently tapped by Pope Francis to head a major new Vatican department on human development, has told a United Nations conference on trade that the world must face “pervasive challenges of poverty, of inequality and lack of progress.”
A new study finds that religious groups in America contribute $1.2 trillion to the national economy, much of it in charitable services, which would be enough to make U.S. religion the 15th largest economy in the world. Both the left and right should acknowledge that contribution.
The world must heed Pope Francis’s warning of the dangers of “an economy of exclusion and inequality,” Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, recently named the first head of a new Vatican mega-department on human development, told participants at a conference studying the pope’s views on the economy.
The Synod on the Family has plenty of controversial topics to consider — divorce and remarriage, contraception, sexuality — but there’s another issue affecting millions of families in nearly every nation on earth: How to get by with less in times of economic uncertainty. Crux and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought