“Pope Francis’ Politics of Love” by Patrick Hornbeck

Photo from Pixabay This article is part of our “Fratelli Tutti: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Call for Fraternity in Law and Religion” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Pope Francis’s recent encyclical is the second of his major writings inspired directly by his papal namesake, St. Francis of

“Religious peacebuilding in Fratelli tutti” by Montserrat Gas-Aixendri

Image from Pixabay This article is part of our “Fratelli Tutti: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Call for Fraternity in Law and Religion” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. The post-9/11 world was marked by an urgent need to theorize about the relationship between religion and violence, but at

“Universal Love and Borderless Rights: Attending to Our Neighbor with Pope Francis and the Good Samaritan” by Greg Marcar

Photo by Andrey Grinkevich on Unsplash This article is part of our “Fratelli Tutti: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Call for Fraternity in Law and Religion” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. In his previous encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis claims that the contours of biblical teaching “suggest that

“The Renewal of Catholic Social Concerns in Fratelli Tutti” by Thomas Massaro, S.J.

Photo by Xavier Coiffic on Unsplash This article is part of our “Fratelli Tutti: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Call for Fraternity in Law and Religion” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. As understanding the finer points of Roman Catholic ethical doctrine can be a feat in and of

“Law as Love-Song” by Laura S. Lieber

Photo from Pixabay By the 6th century CE, Christianity was a religion of empire that produced significant codices of imperial law, many of which regulated Jewish practice. Even so, however, Christian polemics against Jewish “legalism” and the perceived burden of the Mosaic-Pharisaic law were commonplace. According to foundational Christian writings, Jesus’s death on the cross

“Fratelli tutti: A Marvelous Gift of Pope Francis” by Rafael Domingo

This article is part of our “Fratelli Tutti: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Call for Fraternity in Law and Religion” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Pope Francis has just published a far-reaching encyclical that is destined, with time, to become his spiritual legacy to mankind in the realm

“Practicing (and) Catholic” by Matthew P. Cavedon

“Practicing (and) Catholic” Matthew P. Cavedon Sai Santosh Kumar Kolluru recently reflected for Canopy Forum on how Hindu beliefs and practices inform his service as a lawyer. His writing inspired me to put down some thoughts on the relationship between Catholic theology and my own practice as a criminal defense attorney. In certain ways, this

“What We Owe the Democracy: Martin Luther King, Jr., the Right to Vote, and the Call to Civic Duty” by Atiba R. Ellis

Photo from Wikimedia Commons The right to vote is a contested concept in American society. The choices made by elected federal and state governments, on the behalf of “We the People” as to who is not included in our democracy both construct American citizenship and reflect American democratic values. The contest around the right to

“How the Divisive Nature of Religion Could Unify our Divided Politics” by Mingyu Jun

Photo from Canva In the 2016 presidential election, 81% of white evangelical Christians voted for the GOP candidate Donald Trump, while only 16% gave their votes to Hilary Clinton.This significant margin has the potential to grow further in the 2020 election with the voting polls indicating that 82% of evangelicals would vote for Trump over