John E. Phelan Jr.

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John E. Phelan Jr.

John E. Phelan Jr is a recently retired senior professor of theological studies at North Park Seminary.

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Justice or Mercy

This summer a controversy raged over the White House administration’s decision to separate children from parents at border crossings from Mexico into the United States. People were outraged that young children were incarcerated, away from their parents, in circumstances characterized by some as “prisons” and others as “concentration camps.”