Pope Francis

Pope Francis | Catholicism | social justice | conservatism

Catholicism and its Disconnects

The most recent Papal encyclical highlights longstanding fault lines in contemporary Catholicism

November 16, 2020
First labor day parade in New York City, 1882

working class | Social Gospel | social justice | Religious Left

Labor Sunday

How American clergy in the 1920s turned from solidarity with workers to the mythology of the Good Christian Businessman

September 7, 2020

mission trips | social justice | post-colonialism | Christian tourism | spiritual experience | compassion | globalizing economy | pilgrimage

I Survived a Short Term Mission Trip to Honduras! -- Brian Howell

This past summer, as I waited for my plane in Tegucigalpa, I browsed one of the airport’s many gift shops looking for something for my 14-year-old son and found, among the soccer jerseys and dried toads, a bright orange T-shirt emblazoned with a colo...

September 18, 2014