Millennial at Distinctly Catholic: Why Pope Francis Is So Popular

Millennial at NCR Week

Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter, one of our favorite writers, will be on vacation this week, and Millennial will be filling in for him at his popular blog Distinctly Catholic. Millennial editor Robert Christian has the first entry, in which he explains how Pope Francis’ 10 keys to happiness explain his popularity. He writes:

Finally, no description of Pope Francis would be complete without noting his commitment to social justice. In his tips for achieving greater happiness, he mentioned two of his central causes: caring for creation and reducing youth unemployment. His commitment to the dignity and worth of each person has consistently been on display. His apostolic letter, Evangelii Gaudium, showed his radical commitment to the poor. While many in the West, including many millennials, have moved away from organized religion, they retain a desire to help those in need. In Pope Francis, many see a humanistic concern for the most vulnerable. Only time will tell if his inspiring witness will lead people to embrace the faith that underpins this humanism.

The full article can be read here.