Tag Archives: Pope Francis

Capitalism uber alles

A lot of right-wingers have been sniping at Pope Francis for the economic views he expressed in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. While I haven’t had the time to read the whole thing, here are some thoughts on the debacle: … Continue reading

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Fides and Self

I read Pope Francis’ encyclical Lumen Fidei for a class. Well, the rough draft was mostly authored by Benedict XVI (the name-dropping of Wittgenstein, Nietzsche and Buber are certainly signs of his academic style), completing his series on the three … Continue reading

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Obligatory Pope Francis post

So – Pope Francis, in a rather long interview with America Magazine, happened to mention a few hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion, contraception and the like. Naturally, those few moments are all the mainstream media cares about. You know, for … Continue reading

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