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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 »

New Worlds Older: Native Americans in 1494 Vatican Fresco

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | May 5, 2013

In 1494, an Italian artist named Pinturicchio completed a fresco– painting on wet plaster– in the rooms of the recently elevated pope, Alexander the Sixth. After Pope Alexander died in 1503, his rooms were closed off, the frescos covered. Although opened to visitors in 1889, NPR reporting tells us that it is only with a … Continue reading »