Romero should have been canonised in San Salvador.
The confusion of history and holiness now seems to be the principal objection to the canonization of popes.
The resignation of Cardinal Wuerl brings to an end decades of service that will be tarnished, at least for time, until a fuller appreciation becomes possible. Yet the resignation might serve another purpose too, that of cleansing the culture of the clergy of one of its most serious vices, the failure to tell the truth.
The following seven notable points might be taken from Cardinal Ouellet’s open letter.
There are many cultural and practical reasons why the prohibition of alcohol is both unwise and impractical, but that it is legal should not obscure that it does massive damage, often to the most vulnerable.
The crown wins. Duty wins. Elizabeth Mountbatten must lose. All the more so her vice-regal representatives.
My general intuition about carbon taxes is that they are the most simple, neat economic instrument to reduce carbon use, if that it is the policy goal. But in a country where the federal government just dropped billions to buy a pipeline it can’t build, the idea that the government is capable of something simple and neat is rather fanciful.
What Singh meant was that his critics are white, hence privileged, while he is not. What else could he have meant? Not that they are powerful
The Church offers beauty not as an ancillary project, but as part of her essential mission.
Excess in any area does often compromise health, so I am not surprised that there are bad mental health outcomes from the idolatry of work. Interestingly, though, “workaholic” remains an ambiguous term, sometimes even complimentary, in a way that “alcoholic” is not.
We are reaping today the harvest of decades when allegations were routinely dismissed to protect the accused’s status. So, if the price today is that allegations see the light of day that perhaps should not, it is recompense for those long years when allegations that should have seen the light of day did not.
The Queen of Soul’s funeral proved a last battle ground for the legacy of Martin Luther King.
Ken Woo’s painting departs from the traditional depiction of angels holding the instruments, opting instead just for two angels, with a collection of instruments of the Passion suspended above them. And here we find presentation of the instruments that is familiar and new.
The dubia regarding Amoris Laetitia and Veritatis Splendor have gone unanswered, leaving individuals, including bishops and priests, to work out how to proceed when the latter condemns what the former proposes. The easiest solution is simply to ignore that Veritatis Splendor exists.
Veritatis Splendor rejected at length the objections that Paul VI faced in his time, namely that in teaching the truth about the moral law, the Church was lacking in compassion and in respect for freedom.
After fifty years it appears that what Pope Paul VI warned us about has come true. Men would begin to treat women more as objects to be used rather than potential collaborators in a family project.