Pope Francis

Pope Francis Raises Challenging Moral Questions For Coal Country

Sep 23, 2015
Congregants of Cheyenne, WY's Cathedral of St. Mary sing during Sunday Mass, June 21, 2015
Dan Boyce, Inside Energy

Pope Francis is visiting the U.S., this week. On Thursday he will make a historic address to Congress.

Some conservative Catholics say Pope Francis is meddling in American politics with his recent encyclical on the environment, the biggest papal statement ever on the subject and one which included a call for action on climate change. Meanwhile, for the faithful in western coal country, he is raising moral questions.

Pope Francis

Jan 3, 2014

"Homeground Radio," January 7th, 2014: The new pope, Francis, is Time magazine's "Person of the Year." He has rejected traditional formality, criticized church hierarchy, and called for a more humble and engaged priesthood. Recently, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the global corporate economy. What's going on? Montana Bishop George Thomas has some thoughts.