Millennial writer Christopher White has a new article at Crux. He writes:
Instead of using his visit to America to strictly lecture politicians and the public about the moral failures of a nation that has drifted far from upholding Catholic ideals about life and family, Francis offered us something to aspire to.
In pointing to the legacies of American heroes, such as Lincoln, King, Day, and Merton, he reminded us that the principles they fought for are essential to the idea of the nation they served and loved. And in doing this, he asked us to consider how we’re measuring up.
“In these remarks I have sought to present some of the richness of your cultural heritage, of the spirit of the American people. It is my desire that this spirit continue to develop and grow, so that as many young people as possible can inherit and dwell in a land which has inspired so many people to dream,” he concluded his speech to Congress.
You can read the full article here.