Catholic church’s move away from fossil fuels sets it up as sustainability leader

More than 40 Catholic institutions announced plans to divest from fossil fuels on Tuesday, the eve of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The move aligns with Pope Francis’ rhetoric on climate change and better positions the church as an influential leader on sustainability, according to a Cornell University expert. Jonathon Schuldt, an assistant […]

Cornell experts discuss the Pope’s call for judicial reform

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 22, 2015 Cornell experts discuss the Pope’s call for judicial reform John Blume is a professor of law and the Director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project. Blume believes that this Pope has been more clear than his predecessors in condemning capital punishment. Blume says: “Pope Francis has made […]

Cornell scholars speak out on Pope’s visit

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 21, 2015 Cornell experts analyze the social issues Pope Francis is expected to address on his U.S. visit Pope Francis will make his first trip to the United States this week, with stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. He is expected to address income inequality, climate change, […]

Public warming to Pope Francis’ focus on core values

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Public warming to Pope Francis’ focus on core values Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Jonathon Schuldt, social communications expert and professor of communication at Cornell University, notes that Pope Francis’ recent comments about the focus of the Catholic Church may help warm the public’s perception of the church. Schuldt says: “Pope […]