• A lesson from Azerbaijan about life in a global Church

    A lesson from Azerbaijan about life in a global Church

    • Feb 25, 2017

    Salesian Father Vladimír Fekete, the Apostolic Prefect of Azerbaijan, recently made a couple of statements that may seem puzzling to Western ears. Walking a mile in his shoes, however, is basically the price of admission to life in a global Church.

  • Looking back at 2016, the Year of Surprises: Pope Francis

    Looking back at 2016, the Year of Surprises: Pope Francis

    • Dec 20, 2016

    In this series, Crux is examining Catholic highlights of 2016. Here we look back at a dramatic year for Pope Francis, in which the pontiff took six overseas journeys, issued a landmark document on the family, overhauled the Vatican’s bureaucracy, and also watched Benedict XVI occasionally step out of the shadows.

  • For Pope Francis, ‘memory of a people’ is always concrete

    For Pope Francis, ‘memory of a people’ is always concrete

    • Oct 1, 2016

    While St. Pope John Paul II often conceived of the “memory of a people” in terms of its great cultural turning points and personalities, and Benedict XV saw it through an intellectual lens, Francis clearly sees the “memory of a people” embodied in the individual memories of concrete persons, especially the elderly.