- July 23, 2016
He may be a lion in winter today, but under St. Pope John Paul II no one had a more vital role than Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwiswz, who next week will be hosting an estimated 1.5 to 1.8 million young people in the city of Krakow for World Youth Day.
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Pope Francis has made welcoming migrants and refugees a key test for Europe's Christian values. But Poland's right-wing government argues that keeping them out is necessary to preserve those values. How Francis negotiates that gap will be a key test during his visit this week.
Prayer is the primary “work tool in our hands” Pope Francis said in his Angelus yesterday. The message was directed both at pilgrims coming to Poland for World Youth Day and at those who cannot make it.
Live from Krakow, Poland, John Allen and Ines San Martin of Crux debut “The Crux of the Matter” radio show on the “Catholic Channel”, Sirius XM 129. Today they’re talking to George Weigel, papal biographer and World Youth Day expert, along with volunteers, behind-the-scenes gurus, and pilgrims.
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St. Pope John Paul II revolutionized Catholicism in many respects, but one of the most important was in moving its relationship with Judaism from antagonism and suspicion to friendship and common cause — a shift that can be traced to his experience of Krakow, one of the most important Jewish cities in the world.READ MORE
Walking around the streets of Krakow ahead of World Youth Day, the largest regular Catholic gathering in the world, one can find hundreds of reminders that the whole Catholic world is focused here, and here are several slices of life from the run-up to the event.READ MORE
Francis will be the third pope to visit Poland, after St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, and his Vatican spokesman recently insisted there would be no changes or cancellations to the pope’s schedule because of security fears. People attending events will be checked by scanners and will have to leave behind any sharp or otherwise dangerous objects, which can be retrieved later.READ MORE
American politics has been trapped in a liberal/conservative binary long enough, and this is the perfect election cycle to send a message that we will not choose between two candidates who do not share our fundamental values. The average American is neither pro-choice nor pro-life—or, they’re both pro-choice and pro-life.READ MORE
Just four days away from Pope Francis’s arrival, the Vatican has put out a press release on the situation with refugees in the country which amounts to a preemptive strike by the Polish bishops against political efforts to drive a wedge between them and the pope.READ MORE
Earlier this month, Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero was tapped for the number-two position in the Holy See press office. She was immediately swarmed by press and headlines – and fascination — because she is a woman, and a laywoman at that. I loved her answer to questions prodding herREAD MORE