- Jan 25, 2020
Rebuilding Paris’s Cathedral of Notre Dame isn’t just a historical vocation for the French, but for Catholics everywhere.
In his first interview with the English language press, the new archbishop of Paris explains why he prefers people over systems.
Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Jewish convert who became Archbishop of Paris, died ten years ago. His epitaph, which he wrote, reads: “I was born a Jew. I received the name of my paternal grandfather Aaron. Christian by faith and by baptism, I remained a Jew, as did the Apostles.”
Simone Veil — who died June 30 at the age of 89 — championed a 1975 law that legalized abortion while she was serving as health minister of France. Despite Veil’s stated intentions of keeping abortion rare and exceptional, at present more than 200,000 abortions are performed each year in France.