- Sep 20, 2020
So far Pope Francis hasn’t talked much about anti-Christian persecution this Christmas, despite it being another bloody period around the world — perhaps suggesting he’s struggling with the limits of rhetoric to change realities on the ground.
Here are eight “Crux” stories from 2017 that are well worth another look, ranging from the feast of St. Cajetan in Argentina, charges of sex abuse in Sicily, and the rise of a secessionist state called “Ambazonia” in Cameroon.
One might be startled by Pope Francis’s tough talk on Thursday with the Roman Curia, but his call to conversion will be familiar to anyone who knows St. Ignatius of Loyola’s “Spiritual Exercises.”
Many Americans may question the Vatican’s decision to stage a funeral Mass for Cardinal Bernard Law on Thursday, but there are at least four reasons why they went ahead.
Twenty years ago, a Catholic bishop in Pakistan likely took his own life to protest oppression of Christians, and the bombing of a Methodist church on Sunday suggests he still hasn’t been heard.