- Aug 2, 2020
Ahead of a Thursday meeting with Pope Francis as part of the country’s bishops’ conference, one of Venezuela’s cardinals told Crux that the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro is leaving its people “cruelly repressed” and that any dialogue not aimed at forcing the government to accept new elections is a sham.
Jesuit Father James Martin says the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting at a gay nightclub which killed 49 people prompted him to write more forcefully and more formally about LGBT Catholics and the Church and how they can be made to feel more welcome.
Early in his career, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, was seen as a conservative protégé of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, while today he’s mostly viewed as a progressive ally of Pope Francis. Rather than any fundamental shift in himself or the Church, Schönborn says, what that illustrates is the inadequacy of the categories of ‘left v. right’ to begin with.
Although some critics of Pope Francis worry that the cautious opening to Communion for divorced and civilly remarried believers in his document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ signals a more permissive stance on the breakdown of marriage, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn says that if the document is taken seriously, its call to discernment in the West will actually counteract an overly “lax” tendency.
The vocation of Catholic womanhood can be fully realized only through prayer. A new book shows how different women use the Eucharist, Mary, Saints, and the Rosary to help form their prayer life; keeping in mind the words of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen: “To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood.”
Christian Broadcasting Network CEO Gordon Robertson talks about his own experience of Israel and that of his father and sons. He discusses what he thinks the Trump administration’s relationship will be like with the Jewish state, and the state of his father’s health.