- Nov 30, 2020
Martin Scorsese’s latest movie, “Silence,” tells the story of 17th century Jesuit missionaries in Japan. Father James Martin, a Jesuit, was a consultant and believes that the director of “Taxi Driver” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” was inspired by the Holy Spirit to direct a movie that “is like a prayer.”
The year of mercy has encouraged Catholics all over the world to reflect on the meaning of forgiveness. Angèle Regnier, author of “Forgiveness is Key,” talks to us about the importance of preaching mercy to Millennials and the dangers of a life without forgiveness.
What can the U.S. Church do faced with the drive to assisted suicide in so many states? The first thing is to look north of the border, where the experience in Quebec holds important lessons. Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, shares some of them with Crux contributor Chris White.
In an exclusive interview with Crux, Jesuit papal confidant and director of the journal La Civiltà Cattolica, Father Antonio Spadaro SJ, takes issue with the tone and tactics of social media critiques of the pope and directly responds to the four cardinals who have publicly criticized Amoris Laetitia.
A veteran political strategist who has been involved at the highest levels of both parties, Matthew Dowd, political analyst at ABC News, is now definitely an independent. He spoke to Charles Camosy about his faith, his politics, and why this historic juncture requires a new political offering.
Cardinal Kevin Farrell says if the Church does things right, we’ll never get to the provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ on divorce and remarriage. “Much more needs to be done by the conferences of bishops…instead of saying, ‘Oh, that’s a wonderful document, and let every bishop do what he wants to do,’ it’s got to become a priority issue. It would be as if it never happened,” he said.