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‘Faith is either missionary or it is no faith at all’: papal homily for feast of St. Mark

April 27, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: At a Mass celebrated in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on April 25 (video), Pope Francis prayed for funeral service workers. During his homily, he warned against proselytism and preached on Mark 16:15-20, the Gospel reading of the day.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 27, 2020 9:43 AM ET USA

    Pope Francis is absolutely correct, and he is right to emphasize this theme over and over again. The problem is that the diocesan Catholic school systems don't get it. If they did, poll after poll would show Catholics standing apart from the others, being in the world but not of it. Given the bleakness of polling statistics for Catholics, a total reform of Catholic education, from pre-K through university, needs to be undertaken by those competent to do so. The current crop ain't cutting it.