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  • Francis will seek to forge a relationship “to do good” with Trump

    Francis will seek to forge a relationship “to do good” with Trump

    Pope Francis wants to be in relationship with world leaders, whomever they are, and whatever their views, so that when the opportunity to work together arises, the bond is there. That doesn’t mean he won’t have an agenda when he meets President Donald Trump on May 24. He is conscious that Trump, by virtue of his office, holds the well-being of millions of people in his hands.

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  • The ‘Benedict Option’ is not enough

    The ‘Benedict Option’ is not enough

    Theologian Michael Baxter offers a critique of “The Benedict Option,” in which writer Rod Dreher proposes Christians withdraw from political life in America. Baxter says Dreher is right to seek a more robust form of Christian commitment shaping how we live, but has a flawed understanding of how “Christian” the United States has been in the past.

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  • Vatican’s top African challenges Trump to think globally

    Vatican’s top African challenges Trump to think globally

    Arguably the most important African in the Vatican today, Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human development, says Trump is caught in a conflict of values on immigration — does pursuing an ‘insular’ version of American security, he asks, really contribute to making the world safer?

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