- May 10, 2021
We live in a time of instant opinion, in which perspective is generally the first casualty of war. Nevertheless, here’s a bit of perspective anyone who follows Vatican news and the Catholic scene ought to try to keep in mind: The papacy, as it’s come to be understood, is an impossible gig.
Crux speaks with Professor Brian Flanagan about his new book, “Stumbling in Holiness: Sin and Sanctity in the Church.”
On Saturday, Pope Francis said that Christians are called to a mission of leading others to an encounter with Jesus Christ, in order that every person might grow in his or her individual call to holiness.
Rather than excuses, distractions, polemics, and the plays that come with Church politics, Pope Francis in his new apostolic exhortation is leading us back to the heart of faith.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he is grateful to Pope Francis for “his powerful, straightforward words” in ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), his apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in today’s world.”
In a new document on holiness, Pope Francis makes clear he both believes in the Devil, the “Prince of Hell,” and that he regards critics of his merciful line in “Amoris Laetitia” and elsewhere of seeing the Church as “the possession of a select few.”
Father Roger J. Landry, a priest of Fall River, Massachusetts, is currently assigned to the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations in New York. He speaks about it in his new book, ‘Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God’ with Crux.
Mother Seton is one of our few American saints. In fact, she was the first natural-born American to be canonized a saint by the Catholic Church.