- Dec 14, 2019
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.
Churches on the Seacoast close, consolidate and change as the society grows more and more secular. The challenges for Churches in the area is to innovate and survive in uncertain times, though according to Reverend Patricia Marsden, “God isn’t going anywhere, but our churches are changing, and we need to change.”
The year of mercy has encouraged Catholics all over the world to reflect on the meaning of forgiveness. Angèle Regnier, author of “Forgiveness is Key,” talks to us about the importance of preaching mercy to Millennials and the dangers of a life without forgiveness.
Journalists with major-media organizations capable of crafting careful, nuanced stories are often considered “religion” folks—put into their little box—and not really considered part of mainstream journalism. Emma Green at “The Atlantic,” however, is an encouraging exception.
The numbers of Millennials who hold pro-life views are greater than those of young people a generation ago. However, they are not willing to associate with the Pro-Life movement for various reasons.
Well, it’s happened. Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States, acknowledged as such by the Republican National Committee. After winning Indiana, it’s impossible to see how he does not get well beyond the 1237 delegates necessary for a first ballot victory at the Republican