Are Economic Issues Harder Than Social Issues For the Evangelicals and Catholics to Unite Behind?
Robert P. Jones writes, “At first glance, the link between evangelicals and Catholics seems like a political match made in heaven…. But the pope’s call for economic justice complicates the relationship, because it calls both Catholics and evangelicals to cooperation beyond a narrow band of cultural politics. It remains to be seen whether this evangelical flock will hear in Pope Francis’ broader message the voice of a shepherd they can follow.”
“Pope Francis’s Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition,” by Robert P. Jones. The Atlantic, April 17, 2014.