The pope, the US and the golden calf

Pope Francis is in the United States this week as the most dynamic — even transformational — pope in modern history. But the pontiff, whose words and actions have reinvigorated the church’s teachings on poverty and ending human suffering, is touching down in a nation whose Congress and laws are in many ways at odds with his teachings and beliefs. On issues like fighting poverty, creating economic opportunity, world peace and even addressing global warming, Francis has not minced words about the consequences of our actions. The fact is, the U.S. serves as a case in point of many […]