His statement doesn’t change Catholic Church teachings, but it’s an indicator of big cultural shifts.
The pope conveniently forgets that as a property-rights-based market economy has expanded, grueling poverty has receded worldwide.
A lack of international regulations did not cause the plastic pollution crisis. Imposing them now won't fix the problem.
The church's catechism now calls capital punishment "inadmissible" and says it's "an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."
Vatican Official Says China, Which Persecutes Christians and Murders Dissidents, Is the Country 'Best Implementing the Social Doctrine of the Church'
An Argentinian bishop in Rome may not be the best authority on Chinese politics.
Reason editors Katherine Mangu-Ward, Stephanie Slade, and Peter Suderman discuss the week's news.
We're not all the egoistic Ayn Rand acolytes the Catholic pontiff imagines.
Participants say no wars are just.
A large part of the downtown district was shut down but City Hall think it's the media's fault that that kept pilgrims, other tourists, and even locals away.
All three of these political stars of the moment are drawing big crowds by the dangerous old method of blaming a minority.
Largest security operation in U.S. history unlikely to hold that record for too long.
Flight-sharing app takes off...
Pope Francis' Address to Congress May Not Have Been What 'Climate Justice' Activists Were Hoping For
The pontiff stopped far short of laying out a concrete environmental policy agenda.
Taking for granted an improving world risks the improvements.
100 years ago, "rich as an Argentine" was a catchphrase. That hasn't been true for a long time.
Pope Francis will urge Congress to address climate change.
Markets and globalization have lifted billions out of poverty and lessened global inequality. So what's behind the pope's agenda?
Pope is a "communist and a Marxist" who has "assaulted matrimony" in a "rejection of his papal role," says leading Catholic libertarian.
This coalition of the secular left and the religious left bodes ill for the poor and the climate.
The pontiff adopts the gospel according to Greenpeace
Which is unfortunate since only technological progress and economic growth can effectively address environmental problems
Official language remains hostage to U.S.-Turkey relations
The pope's "clarification" is implausible but welcome.
Pope wants to be more accepting
Inequality in poor countries is much worse than inequality in rich countries