Politics in the Year of Mercy

The current Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis is an opportunity to reconsider how the creative force of mercy can be extended to the realm of public policy. Though the aim of law is to establish justice, it can be enriched by a life-giving mercy that seeks to restore and maintain right relationships —…

Read the whole papal encyclical, not just your favorite part

Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” is a great gift to the church and the world, calling everyone to an ecological conversion that embraces an ethic of right relationships — with God, our bodies, our neighbors and all of creation. Recognizing, with St. Francis of Assisi, that the sun is a “brother” and the water “a…