In preview of new encyclical, Benedict reprises ‘dictatorship of relativism’ speech

National Catholic Reporter

BY JOHN L. ALLEN JR.

By the time Pope Benedict XVI’s new social encyclical appears in early July, it may well seem largely anti-climactic. Extracts have already appeared in the Italian press, and yesterday the pontiff actually scooped himself by devoting his remarks for the close of his “Pauline Year” to the theme of Caritas in Veritate, “Charity in Truth,” also the title of his long-awaited meditation on the economy. Continue reading In preview of new encyclical, Benedict reprises ‘dictatorship of relativism’ speech

Kucinich Says Climate Bill Might Make Things Worse

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich explains why he voted against the climate bill that narrowly passed the House Friday: “It sets targets that are too weak, especially in the short term, and sets about meeting those targets through Enron-style accounting methods. It gives new life to one of the primary sources of the problem that should be on its way out—coal—by giving it record subsidies.Continue reading Kucinich Says Climate Bill Might Make Things Worse