Does the Church have enough confidence in her own canon law to defend judgments which might be at variance with secular proceedings? Especially when it appears that justice has not been done.
The Victoria police have not earned “maximum respect” in Victoria. Why do they enjoy it at the Vatican?
Frustration has been widely expressed at the lack of progress on sexual abuse reform. But on finances, things are getting worse
The prosecution of Cardinal Pell has been a monstrous miscarriage of justice, a religious persecution carried out by prosecutorial means.
The clerk bewailed the things said about him on the web 'vomitorium.' Now a respected international organization has added to them
Did the friendship between the two influence the decision of Philpott to resign from cabinet because she had lost confidence that the prime minister was respecting the independence of criminal prosecutions?
I certainly hope so.
The truth of the matter is that very few ministers leave any significant traces in the offices they pass through. But the difference a minister makes is never greater than when she resigns on principle.
Attention has been focused on the prospect of Donald Trump abusing the power of his office to thwart criminal investigations, a Nixon for our time. Who would have thought that it was Trudeau that we should have been worried about?
To a certain Canadian mindset, the religious disputes over the identity of the land here in Israel and Palestine seem a touch primitive. But the same arguments are becoming more fashionable in Canada.
Father Raymond de Souza bemoans the death of local news, critiques the pornographication of the Super Bowl, and argues for setting down our iPhones to speak face-to-face again.
Such stereotypes would usually set off the finely-tuned antennae of the Hollywood set. So why did Black Panther get not only a pass, but an Oscar nomination? Because it made money, lots of it.
Increased technology and oversight are employed, sometimes at great cost and inconvenience, to eliminate even the remote possibility of error.
We sometimes think of prophecy as predicting the future, a look ahead in chronos but it is more accurate to think of prophecy as kairos, revealing the deeper meaning of events.
Reconciliation, mercy, healing – all is possible on the other side of the experience of evil and horrific violence. The monks of Tibherine especially demonstrated that the seeds of reconciliation are planted by those who refuse to be conquered by fear and hate.
It’s been three years since I last recommended books for Christmas gifts, so it’s time again. Permit me to recommend four books this year, all involving friends of mine.
We are not strangers in our own country. We should not act like it. We are not ashamed of the Gospel. We should not act like it.