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Pope Francis and the American Church: A decade later, he still challenges U.S. Catholic leadership

John Gehring, Catholic Program Director at Faith in Public Life, wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News reviewing how the American Catholic Church has dealt with Pope Francis after ten years of his papacy.

Those of us in the pews who are eager to seize the opportunity that Francis’ papacy presents will need to make our voices heard. “Keep us from becoming a ‘museum church,’ beautiful but mute, with much past and little future,” Pope Francis said in a homily.

This is both a prayer and a challenge. The future of Catholicism is being written by Catholics today.

Read more at the New York Daily News here.
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