- Apr 3, 2020
During a March 12-13 conference on law and education at Rome’s Opus Dei-run Santa Croce University, a legal expert warned that “gender theory” is being written into both law and school materials without being openly discussed.
In an open letter Dec. 15, a group of 20 Catholic bishops and other religious leaders described as “deeply troubling” the movement today “to enforce the false idea — that a man can be or become a woman or vice versa.”
The Peruvian bishops’ conference had criticized the Department of Education for including in the new curriculum “concepts which do not proceed from the Constitution, but rather are taken from so-called gender ideology.”
Pope Francis on Thursday delivered perhaps his strongest defense to date of traditional Catholic teaching on the differences between men and women, as well as a call for the equality of women as architects of a true “planetary humanism.” He was addressing the Pontifical Academy of Life for the first time since he restructured the organization earlier this year.
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.
The natural instinct likely will be to forecast a rocky relationship between the US and the Vatican as long as Donald Trump and Pope Francis are the figures in charge, yet there are at least three areas in which a surprising partnership could potentially emerge.