1)  The Pope Is One of the Most Skilled Politicians on Earth
by Flavia Krause-Jackson and Alessandra Migliaccio (BLOOMBERG BUSINESS)
February 09, 2015

2)   Pope Francis Rattles U.S. Conservatives
By Albert R. Hunt. 1/11/ 2015 BLOOMBERG REPORT

3)   Can Pope Francis heal the deep divisions in Christianity? by Austen Ivereigh November 21, 2014. This piece was featured in the Nov. 23 print edition of The Boston Globe.

4)  Shun caste mentality, defend weakest, pope tells new cardinals, VATICAN        CITY (Reuters), 2/15//2015. Reprinted in National Catholic Reporter.

5)  Pope Francis: Profit is tool for measuring success, but people come first
Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service | Mar. 2, 2015 Vatican City.

6)  Pope Revamps the Scandal-Wracked Vatican Bank. Yahoo News, 5/6/015; This story appears in the June 2015 issue of Bloomberg Markets. By Jeremy Kahn.

7)  Pope’s family synod: No changes, but everything has changed.
AP VATICAN CITY by Nicole Winfield, reprinted in National Catholic Reporter,      10/20/2015



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I am a practicing Catholic, Jesuit trained, Vatican II amateur theologian, popularizing a complex belief theme for a larger reading public. I have found great spiritual joy in the biblical and historical experts’ recovery of the long lost vision of Jesus’ passion for the Father’s commitment to his created world. This passion of Jesus is embraced in the universal Prayer, THE OUR FATHER. In recent years I have been inspired by the re-discovered spiritual approach to our God in the Ecumenical Council Vatican II.As an additional note I have enjoyed more than forty years of academic and practical experience dedicated to social, economic and political development in the poorer countries of Central and South America. Except for development work I am not a professional in any field, but have lived long enough to earn Licenciates in Philosophy and Theology as well as Masters degrees in Medieval History and Urban Planning, and an ABD (all but dissertation) in Economic and Social Development.

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