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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It’s Not Enough to Listen to the Young

It’s Not Enough to Listen to the Young

William Kilpatrick
 

In his new exhortation on youth, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive), Pope Francis returns again and again to the theme that the Church must listen to youth. Although Christus Vivit contains much that is inspiring and even moving, the good parts are often undercut by its insistence on the wisdom of youth. On the one […]

Confessions of an American Bead Counter, Part 2

Peter Maurice
 

In an earlier Crisis essay, I recalled the dismay at a social gathering when the host, a graduate of a Jesuit university, learned that his guest was a “bead counter.” Liberal Christians approve, and are even known to practice, the social gospel; however, they suspect a conflict between corporal works and spiritual devotions—like that prayer […]

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