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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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  • Cardinal says African Church ‘substitutes’ for failed states

    Cardinal says African Church ‘substitutes’ for failed states

    Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo of the Democratic Republic of Congo says that in many African societies, the Catholic Church historically has served as a substitute for the state, especially when those states have failed, explaining why Catholic prelates on the continent play such a directly political role in African affairs.

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