John Gehring


John Gehring is Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life. He is writing a book about the impact Pope Francis will have on the U.S. Church and American values debates. It will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in the fall.

Stories by John Gehring

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Pope Francis Is Making Christianity Radical Again

The pope is calling out a status quo that global elites benefit from at the expense of the poor.

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Can a Radical Pope Change American Culture Wars?

Pope Francis has rattled the right by shifting power and emphasizing new priorities.

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It’s Not Just Pope Francis — God Wants Wealth Redistributed, Too

Conservative commentators are freaking out about Pope Francis’ views on economic inequality, but the pope is in line with traditional Catholic teaching.

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Texas School Board: The “common good” as liberal conspiracy

By John GehringDirector of Communications Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good The Texas School Board has approved controversial new … Continued

Moral case for financial reform

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good As financial reform legislation stalls in the Senate for the moment … Continued

After scandal, hope for Church renewal

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy … Continued

What Catholics can teach Glenn Beck

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good While it’s generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, … Continued

The Pope vs. climate change deniers

By John Gehring communications director The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon … Continued

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Roe v. Wade v. Civility

With the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling approaching, perhaps it is time for human civility to enter the dialogue.

Martin Luther King’s other dream: Economic justice for all

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good Forty-two years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. went … Continued

Next for bishops: immigration reform

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good While attention is focused on final negotiations over health-care legislation, Catholic … Continued

Catholic bishops as culture warriors

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good Roman Catholic bishops have made big news recently by wielding significant … Continued

Why is Bill Donohue angry … again?

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good Just in time for Halloween, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League … Continued

Honoring Kennedy’s Health Care Legacy

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good As the nation mourns the loss of Sen. Ted Kennedy, there … Continued