CNS photo/Paul Haring

Cultural war is coming

  • December 4, 2014

In mid-November, Pope Francis gave an address to new communities and ecclesial movements in the Church that was, even by his high standards, utterly inspiring.

Francis urged these movements and communities to make their first priority guardianship of their original charism. He challenged them to live the Gospel by sustaining a freshness of charism through the immutable strength of communion. In yet another of those arresting Francisican turns of phrase, he also warned against allowing the “terrorism of gossip” to assail movements and communities from the inside out.

The inspiration Francis imparts should hardly be limited to the recipients of this message. Even those whose life within the Church is fulfilled by the traditional parish, the traditional diocese or beautifully enduring Catholic associations can take heart from the Holy Father’s words.

Digital Columnists

The article you have requested is only available to subscribers of the Catholic Register.

There are two ways to read this article.

1. Subscribe to our digital edition and read the complete newspaper, plus additional features, on your PC, laptop or tablet.  Subscription rates start at just $3.99.

2. Subscribe to our weekly newspaper and have the print edition delivered right to you door each week.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location