Sixty years ago, the kind of lively Gospel Christianity Pope Francis talks about today was flourishing in the U.S. and 25 other countries. It was achieved through the so-called "movements" -- the Young Christian Workers (YCW), the Young Christian Students (YCS) and the Christian Family Movement (CFM). Small groups from parishes or schools were gathering regularly to examine various problems of life in their own areas, like poverty, politics, racism or culture. They would then discuss how a particular issue relates to Gospel values.
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In This Issue
- Through expressive writing, Eugene Kennedy espoused a rich sacramental vision
- In postwar Sarajevo, Francis calls on all to make peace proactively
- Hillary Clinton, phosphates, and the Western Sahara
- This issue's Special Section: Global Faith
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by Rosie Scammell, Religion News Service Eco Catholic
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