August 10, 2011 — World Youth Day 2011, to be held in Madrid from Aug. 16-21, will be an important moment in Pope Benedict XVI’s campaign to remind Europe of its Christian roots and to call Europe to a nobler understanding of democracy. As the Holy Father demonstrated in an address in Zagreb, Croatia, in early June, the two parts of that campaign—the recovery of Christian roots and the deepening of 21st-century Europe’s idea of democracy—go together. ... [read more]
Letters to Editor:
Our loss, Philadelphia’s gain
We knew it would happen, but many of us in Colorado are grieving the loss of this brave, unashamedly Catholic leader, Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
George Weigel has it right: “He radiates a sense of enthusiasm and excitement about the adventure of the Catholic faith.”
Like Jesus, Blessed John Paul II and Mother Teresa, he is always consistent and clear about the faith, not giving in to popular opinions just to be popular.
Congratulations Philadelphia, you are being blessed. Thank you for your service Archbishop Chaput, good and faithful servant.