- Aug 6, 2020
Global Christianity, Catholicism very much included, experienced two traumas over the last decade that are both global in scope and historic in their consequences.
The archbishop of Boston and his counterpart in Santa Fe, New Mexico, have called for a spirit of welcome toward others, saying the current feeling of strife and enmity in the country signals a “crisis of compassion” that must be overcome.
The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they “promised that the church’s days of concealment and inaction were over.”
Following trials and allegations regarding the clerical sex abuse scandal in Pennsylvania, U.S. Attorney Soo Song and Bishop Mark Bartchak had a joint press conference announcing a collaborative framework to protect the children of the diocese from sexual abuse.
Crux’s associate editor and business manager Shannon Levitt, who’s Jewish, reflects on the peculiar Catholic education she’s received by being married to editor John Allen, and in particular what it’s taught her about the magic of Rome.
The month of November is a blessed time of remembrance for those who have died, marked in liturgy, in prayer and in our hearts. Here in New England, with the beauty of the autumn blaze of gold, red, and orange now fading, the season itself seems to reflect this time