What the West really needs is a revolution of the rational middle

For most of my life, I’ve considered myself a “progressive”. Over the last few years I’ve changed that description to “moderate progressive” – something US Senator Bernie Sanders said, during the 2016 election, a person could not be.  I do not know if I left the progressive movement or if it left me but at…

Pope Tries to Lead Catholics Away from Ideological Politics

After decades of the increasingly radical “Christian right”, Pope Francis appears to be trying to lead Catholics away from ideological politics.According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis said: “The faith passes, so to speak, through a distiller and becomes ideology. And ideology does not beckon [people]. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his…