First Feast of the “Apostle to the Apostles”

Tags: Currents, Brooklyn, NY, Pope Francis, Saints, Spirituality, Veneration, Women in the Church

A big change for the Catholic Church in honoring one of the most important women in the Gospels: The day dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene is now an obligatory celebration. Pope Francis elevated July 22 from an optional memorial to a feast day last month. To many, this decision signals that he wants to highlight the crucial role of women in the church and encourage them to keep up their ministry. Currents Correspondent Katie Breidenbach reports from the first feast day celebration at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Brooklyn.