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  • After murder of Maltese journalist, can Church lead push for reform?

    After murder of Maltese journalist, can Church lead push for reform?

    With a total population of just about 445,000 people, Malta is one of the world’s smallest sovereign nations, but both historically and today it’s punched well above its weight in Church affairs. In the wake of Monday’s shocking murder of an anti-corruption journalist, the Church there under Archbishop Charles Scicluna may be ideally positioned to inspire and sustain a serious push for reform.

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  • Sudan’s St. Josephine Bakhita captures Church’s capacity for witness

    Sudan’s St. Josephine Bakhita captures Church’s capacity for witness

    The life of St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan is one example of the Church’s immense capacity for witness in our world today and of her ability to offer a beneficial contribution to humanity’s struggle with darkness and hopelessness. She can become the source of living lessons to humanity about human dignity, goodness, hope and joy.

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  • Latest numbers confirm global south as new Catholic center of gravity

    Latest numbers confirm global south as new Catholic center of gravity

    New Catholic population numbers released in advance of today’s 91st World Mission Day confirm that the southern hemisphere, containing most of the so-called “developing world,” has become the new demographic center of gravity of the Church. Today more than two-thirds of all Catholics live outside the West, and that share is growing all the time.

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  • Editor’s note: Crux announces two new members of the family

    Crux announces the addition of two new members to our family. Christopher White joins us as our new national correspondent, based in New York but also spending time in Washington, tracking the interplay between faith and public life — including the intersection between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump. Killian Chimtom is our new Africa correspondent, based in Cameroon but covering the whole continent, bringing stories of the world’s most rapidly growing Catholic continent.

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  • Wenski: Venezuela could be the Syria of Latin America

    Wenski: Venezuela could be the Syria of Latin America

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami warns that Venezuela is teetering on the edge of a civil war, and if that happens, it could become the Syria of Latin America. He also said the rising generation of Cuban-Americans largely doesn’t want President Trump to roll back the opening under Obama, that Pope Francis’s looming trip to Colombia could be the “exclamation point” on its peace process, and that in Haiti, the Catholic Church is there to stay.

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  • Charlie Gard case shows dangers of “technocratic paradigm”

    Charlie Gard case shows dangers of “technocratic paradigm”

    The Charlie Gard case makes us consider the two great dangers of modern medicine: To reject the apparently ugly reality of disability and deformity by killing off human beings that fail to make the grade; and to prolong life at all costs, to impose experimental treatments on a dying baby, to rage against the passing of a tiny life by clutching at the straws of technology.

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