The Gospels give many accounts of Jesus actually showing mercy instead of telling parables about it – and yet the Parable of the Prodigal Son remains central to our sharing of the mercy of God.
On Good Friday, as on that Friday morning in Trèbes, the hostages are freed, not by overwhelming power, but because there is One to take their place.
The everyday battle of the Christian disciple is within our hearts. Some pieces of our hearts, corrupted by the world, must be destroyed so that, purified in the fire of the Holy Spirit, we may be free to choose God.
In the face of the great evils that abound, what is needed is something beyond a reckoning. What is needed is for the transgression to be redeemed.
It is quite simply not the business of the Parliament of Canada to tell the Catholic bishops of Canada what they should or should not do in their relations with the pope.
Fr. Rosica did a service by calling Trudeau's "dictatorship of imposed ideologies" out by name.
Trudeau's summer jobs 'attestation' is certainly illegal, but even worse, it reflects the view that the churches are like Judas, content to be bought off
We need to re-examine our default habit of inviting to Catholic events those who seek to drive Catholics to the margins of our common life.
Duty, honour, country. Faith and family, too. They not only belong to another era, but were more fruitfully lived in that earlier generation for which Barbara Bush was a model.
This week we mourn with Humboldt. At the vigil, Pastor Brandow reminded us that what is needed more than anything is to hear from God, to encounter Jesus.
The wounds are still fresh in Humboldt. The scars will come in time, Pastor Brandow told us. And the Christian puts his faith in the God who has scars.
Holy Saturday is the Church's own 'black hole' before the glory of Easter.
Holy Thursday 2018 summarised the entire pontificate of Pope Francis in one day.
What can be expected after the extraordinary letter, initially well-received in Chile?
Martin Luther King has been reduced from preacher to teacher in our culture's memory, but his Biblical preaching testifies to the transformative power of the Gospel.
If the papal apology accepted in 2009 was no longer acceptable in 2015, what is the point of doing it again?