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Month: June 2015

Laudato Si’ : On Care for Our Common Home

On June 18, noon time in Rome, Pope Francis released his eagerly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. Below is an outline of the structure of the encyclical: 1. What is Happening to Our Common Home (17-19) Pollution and Climate Change (20-26) The Issue of Water (27-31)…

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Islam, Catholicism, and women’s rights

A popular “presidentiable” is reported to have said the only crime he ever committed was rape, and his victim had thanked him for it. That charming anecdote, told by a fan of his, was meant to exemplify his endearing sense of humor—also at play, supposedly, when he admitted ties to death…

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