- Apr 13, 2021
April 1 marks Crux’s “Independence Day,” meaning the one-year anniversary of our life as an independent news agency no longer part of the Boston Globe. While much has changed, one thing remains constant: Crux’s determination, in an era of ideologically and politically aligned news, to lean neither to the left nor the right, but to embody the classic Catholic both/and.
A Catholic church joined with other Christian churches in Dauphin, Canada to help new refugee families relocate to Canada and feel welcome in their new homes. They have had a positive reaction to their effort from most Canadians with only a few detractors.
Pope Francis once more graces the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine. Written on the front page is “Francis, Pop Pope” in reference to the pontiff’s ability to gain influence and popularity worldwide. But his main allies might be the most misunderstood generation of all: Millennials.
In Argentina, the home country of Pope Francis, the March 8 UN-sponsored International Women’s Day became a pretext for assaults on the Catholic Church, including a grotesque fake abortion in front of a Catholic cathedral. Some groups rejected those tactics, while others remained silent.
It’s possible to consider that after the great Christian witness (martyria) of our time, St. John Paul II, and the profound teacher of the right worship of God (leitourgia), Benedict XVI, we now have a pope whose heart is manifestly open to the suffering through the practical ministry of charity (diakonia).
Catholic leaders on the front lines of working with immigrants and refugees are expressing alarm over recent memoranda from the Department of Homeland Security that appear to set the stage for widespread deportations, calling the policy neither humane nor just.
A former Obama aide for outreach to faith groups calls on Christians to stand with the marginalized, saying, “I saw them do so time and time again during my time in the Obama Administration, and I will be standing with the faith community as we do so during the Trump Administration.”