Features

Engaging a culture in decline Engaging a culture in decline

Legate Dr. Tim Gray leads the Augustine Institute’s mission to re-evangelize Catholics... 

A mission to transform Hollywood A mission to transform Hollywood

Legate Derry Connolly leads a university bringing Christ to the world of entertainment... 

Summit Speaker: Fr. R. Sirico Summit Speaker: Fr. R. Sirico

Tim Drake chats with Fr. Robert Sirico, a speaker at the 2015 Legatus Summit . .... 

Pope Francis and economic justice Pope Francis and economic justice

Napa Institute: Archbishop Charles Chaput challenged common conceptions of Pope Francis... 

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Columns

Desperation of Iraqi Christians Desperation of Iraqi Christians

Patrick Novecosky writes that the troubles of Iraqi Christians may soon be ours .... 

Supreme Court affirms liberty Supreme Court affirms liberty

Kevin Theriot: The Supreme Court made the right call in the Hobby Lobby case . .... 

Nurturing entrepreneurism Nurturing entrepreneurism

John Hunt: The entrepreneurial spirit must be cultivated, practiced, and protected... 

Time to step up our game Time to step up our game

Patrick Novecosky writes that the fight for religious liberty has only just begun... 

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Ethics

The moral foundations of economic prosperity The moral foundations of economic prosperity

DR. ANDREW ABELA explores Catholic teaching on private property, solidarity, subsidiarity, and consumerism. In each case we’d find empirical evidence that living according to Church teaching leads to greater prosperity. A Chinese scholar tried to explain the reason for the West’s prosperity and found that the Christian faith was the key reason ... [Read more of this article]

What is Pope Francis saying to business leaders? What is Pope Francis saying to business leaders?

BILL BOWMAN writes that Pope Francis made some business leaders uncomfortable with Evangelii Gaudium last fall. The Pope wants us to focus on people, on their dignity, on their need for a “leg up,” on their rights to make decisions on their own. Bowman says the best way to do that is to incorporate the four pillars of Catholic social doctrine .... [Read more of this article]

Cultivating the virtues of subsidiarity Cultivating the virtues of subsidiarity

LANCE BYRON RICHEY writes that it’s easy to criticize power-hungry politicians, but if we want leaders who support limited government, they must come from our own ranks. Cultivating leaders demands cultivating virtues. This means modeling humility and patience in our own careers, sharing responsibilities, and seeking out employees who do likewise... [Read more of this article]

Poverty, justice and Christian love Poverty, justice and Christian love

MICHAEL MILLER writes that there are many problems with the way we engage questions of poverty both in the U.S. and abroad, but one underlying philosophical issue that is often neglected is that we have replaced charity with humanitarianism, a hollowed-out secular and materialist vision of Christian love. We need a more human vision of Christian love... [Read more of this article]

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