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Author Daniel Carro

When Jesus needed to define for his disciples how to know who is a member of God’s reign, he said, “You will know them by their fruits.” Comparing people to trees, he asked, “Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?” (Matthew 7:16). Ethics is what reveals our true commitments. We live by faith; […] Read More

A school calendar prepared by the general superintendent of schools of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, was denounced last July by Argentine Baptist Association (ABA) as a clear act of discrimination and a lack of respect for the freedom of conscience of non-Catholic students. The superintendent’s calendar stated that “with the participation of the whole […] Read More

I am neither a journalist, nor a prophet. But since Pope Francis comes from Argentina and I’m an Argentinean, it seems that I should have something to say. Jason Horowitz wrote in The Washington Post: “The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church broke Europe’s millennium-long stranglehold on the papacy and astonished the Catholic world Wednesday […] Read More

“I have a dream,” preached the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago. “It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these […] Read More

The Christian Century, one of the few worth-reading Christian magazines of our time, has proposed an interesting exercise in theology. They have given some authors the challenge to express the gospel in seven words or fewer. “It’s instructive to see what Christian proclamation boils down to when someone is put on the spot and has […] Read More

When I delivered a speech at the Centenary Congress of the Baptist World Alliance in Birmingham, England, in 2005, I quoted a famous sports philosopher, Yogi Berra. He coined several deceptively simplistic and tautological remarks, such as: “It’s not over ’til it’s over;” “You can observe a lot just by watching” and “Why buy good […] Read More

I never go to political rallies. This is not for lack of opportunity, given that I live in the Washington, D.C., area. Yet this one was different. I felt a moral obligation to be there. As an immigrant myself, this unresolved issue touches me and my family in profound ways.   The March for America […] Read More

The hopes and celebrations of the Fourth of July did not conceal the toughness of our times. Not even fireworks were considered immune from the cuts.   People in the United States are learning painfully how to accommodate to what ABC News has called “the new normal.” This news service has put together an Economic […] Read More

My wife and I went shopping recently to buy laundry soap among other things. As probably everyone does, we went to the same supermarket and walked down the same aisle that we have been shopping now for a long time. When we got there, she erupted, “What happened to soap? Why is it so expensive?” […] Read More

One of the human rights intimately associated with the right to life is the right to dignity. Dignity is the basis of the famous right of habeas corpus. From the Latin meaning “having your own body,” this right protects a person from being possessed by another, from being forced to do things against his/her own […] Read More