- Charles C. Camosy
- Jul 4, 2020
As the elderly population in many societies around the world explodes, a trend demographers sometimes call the ‘Grayby Boom,’ the Catholic bishops of Australia are insisting that the challenges aren’t merely economic and related to production, but are ultimately about the human dignity of aging persons.
Both as a humanitarian gesture and also as a strategy for dealing with Europe’s refugee crisis, the government of Hungary is creating a new department to assist persecuted Christians in the Middle East with an initial budget of $3.35 million.
Retired Charlotte Bishop William G. Curlin got to know Mother Teresa well while serving in Washington, D.C., as chaplain to a Missionaries of Charity home for AIDS patients, and says the legendary nun taught him to see the suffering not with his eyes but his heart.
Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Missionaries of Charity priest in charge of Mother Teresa’s sainthood cause, says she’s a compelling role model of holiness in our time because she did ordinary things, but she did them extraordinarily well and with extraordinary love.
American Cardinal Raymond Burke, often styled as a conservative opponent of Pope Francis, says that he told the pontiff ‘The only way I can serve you is by speaking the truth in the best and clearest way possible,’ to which Francis replied, ‘That’s what I want.’