The Century's take on the issues of the day
As Francis sees it, the joy of the gospel is rooted in an experience of God's love in Jesus. And this gospel gets people involved in the world's messiness.
Is it constitutional?
A truly nonsectarian prayer would be so vague as to hardly constitute prayer. Besides, government can't assume the task of scrutinizing prayers.
Food stamps are efficient, effective and good for the economy. So should we cut them a lot, or just a little?
Between 2006 and 2010, Christians faced some form of discrimination in 139 countries—almost three-fourths of the world's nations.
Pope Francis understands that people are rarely argued into the church, but they are often loved into it.