We love Pope Francis, but he must do more

The Romero Institute commends the Holy See for recognizing the atrocities committed against Native Americans by the colonial powers with the express blessing of the Catholic Church during his address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress today, Sept. 24. However, our organization finds the balance of the pope’s comments to be tepid and … More We love Pope Francis, but he must do more

Movement to revoke Doctrine of Discovery gains momentum

In May, Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudato Si, which among the many positive ideas it professed, contained the Catholic Church’s unprecedented expression of admiration for Indigenous peoples and for the heritage of their integrative approach to the environment. As a parent organization to the Lakota People’s Law Project, The Romero Institute is both heartened … More Movement to revoke Doctrine of Discovery gains momentum

Catholics largely unaware of Pope Francis’ call for climate action

A recent survey found that a majority of American Catholics remain unaware that Pope Francis has called for immediate action to address the environmental and cultural problems caused by unfettered transnational corporate capitalism — not the least of which is cataclysmic changes to the environment increasingly gathered under the banner of climate change. The survey, conducted … More Catholics largely unaware of Pope Francis’ call for climate action