- Jun 20, 2021
This energizer bunny of popes has laid waste to the old days of July as a time of lethargy and repose.
Though traffic numbers are an inexact measure at best for the success of a news organization, they do tend to indicate which stories during a year truly captured the public imagination, so here’s a look back at the Catholic headlines of 2016 at Crux that packed the most punch.
A young American Dominican tells Kathryn Jean Lopez that World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in July changed his priesthood: “No matter the circumstances, place of origin, or history, the love of God given to the world through the priesthood transcends all boundaries.”
In the Sacrament of Confession we do a very important thing: We tell another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. This is the 5th step of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous recovery program, and the humility to admit our faults aloud has the power to kick-start a change in behavior.
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.
Three identical cars that Pope Francis used during his July visit to Poland are being auctioned online by a Catholic Church charity to fund support for Syrian refugees and Polish people in need, following similar auctions after the pontiff’s visit to the United States last year.
Living out the works of mercy is a matter of encountering Christ in others and sharing his love and truth with them, especially with those who are suffering or spiritually lost, two speakers said at the recent Kraków in the Capital stateside celebration of World Youth Day in Washington, D.C.
The young men and women gathered in Krakow for World Youth Day embodied a more hopeful vision of Europe than the bureaucrats in Brussels.