Pope’s witness to his own humanity an essential part of contemporary evangelization

Are you old enough to remember a time when the popes did not put their own humanity on display, but hid it behind the office to which they had been called?

A reflection on when that image began to be shattered by Pope Paul VI’s public display of emotional trauma at the assassination of a friend, 38 years ago this week.

In reflecting on this history, we may do well to think about how we witness as catechists and evangelizers in our contemporary times.

Recalling the anniversary of a broken papal heart