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