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Pope Francis news and analysis from The Nation
September 9, 2015
How Pope Francis Came to Embrace Not Just Climate Justice but Liberation Theology
And how that poses a radical challenge to both climate deniers and mainstream liberals.
July 7, 2015
Did the Catholic Church Endorse Fossil-Fuel Divestment?
The pope’s powerful encyclical on poverty and climate change is likely to transform the investment policies of religious institutions across America.
July 1, 2015
A Moral Case for Climate Action
Pope Francis understands that the choice to confront the climate crisis now lies with the people.
June 23, 2015
Pope Francis Versus Wall Street
The pope's encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 18, 2013
Is Pope Francis the New Champion of Liberation Theology?
In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”
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November 30, 2013
The Pope Versus Unfettered Capitalism
Francis embraces and encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.”
September 25, 2013
Can Pope Francis Change the Church?
He’s saying the right things. Will the US Conference of Catholic Bishops listen?