- Apr 11, 2021
Theologian Charles Camosy says Pope Francis has helped reframe the arguments of the pro-life cause.
Since 1985, Bishops Gerald Kicanas has maintained a vegan diet. While he’s motivated by health concerns, a growing trend of pro-lifers are making a connection to animal ethics.
On the 35th anniversary of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s “Consistent Ethic of Life” lecture at Fordham University, Bishop Gerald Kicanas reassessed its legacy in the era of the Francis papacy.
Despite numerous contrasts between Blessed Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis, they seem to be giving rise to the same kind of bishops.
We must oppose abortion without confusion or uncertainty, but we must also be a people of life from the womb to the tomb, and everywhere in between.
In a surprising upset, Archbishop Joseph Naumann beat Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago to become head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee. The election will likely be viewed by many as a referendum on both Pope Francis and the bishops’ pro-life policy engagement.
Sister of Providence Tracey Horan, the winner of the 2017 “Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award” sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, is counter-cultural in many ways — she’s a young member of an aging congregation, and an idealist determined to stand up against what she says is widening doubt that “people have the power to make change.”
Though traffic numbers are an inexact measure at best for the success of a news organization, they do tend to indicate which stories during a year truly captured the public imagination, so here’s a look back at the Catholic headlines of 2016 at Crux that packed the most punch.