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It’s complicated: One Native Californian’s thoughts on Junipero Serra’s canonization

Olivia Chilcote, Ph.D. candidate, ethnic studies | September 22, 2015

Tomorrow Pope Francis will canonize Junípero Serra in Washington DC. I never thought this day would be upon us. In 1988, Pope John Paul II made the first step towards canonization when he beatified Serra, or recognized his entrance to Heaven and his ability to act on behalf of those who pray to him. Besides … Continue reading »

The economic exhortation of Pope Francis

Carola Conces Binder, Ph.D. candidate, economics | December 2, 2013

I’m glad to see Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Guardium featured so prominently in the media. With a 224-page document and a 2000 year Church history, however, media coverage is bound to include some oversimplifications. One is the title of Emma Green’s piece in the Atlantic, “The Vatican’s Journey From Anti-Communism to Anti-Capitalism.” While the article includes a … Continue reading »