Rick Rice Archive

“Pope Francis’s remarks, though strong, even a bit exaggerated, in the prophetic manner, are best understood in the framework of Catholic social teaching.” (UPDATED)

There continues to be much buzz in the ‘sphere and in social media about Pope Francis and his strong criticism of free markets and capitalist economies.  It’s easy to dismiss the rabid who are quick to launch ad hominems and …

“What may be getting lost in sheer controversy is the most important, beautiful, even inspiring dimension of his text, his heartfelt vision of nature as divine Creation”

I have seen some seriously shrill screeds about the Pope’s new encyclical coming from folks on the right who I believe do the conservative movement real harm.  If they best represent conservatism, then I’ll consider myself a former member despite …
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