Most of Venezuela's neighbours boycotted Maduro's inauguration. So why did the Vatican send a representative?
Zanchetta’s case shows another aspect of the clerical culture – “clericalism”, if you will – that is urgently in need of reform. Promoveatur ut amoveatur . Bishops get dumped in convenient places to save face, to look after allies, to exile opponents, to soothe hurt feelings.
Unity among bishops is vital. But is it the most important good? That was certainly on the minds of the American prelates in Chicago this past week. How they answer that question will be evident in the months ahead.
In Rome one hears about “enemies” of the pope, but it is the “friends” which make life more difficult for the Holy Father, who deserves better.
The Crown appears to consider it an offence to protest restrictions on free speech if, in the past, you protested against abortion. The crime is exercising free speech while pro-life.
Pipelines? Subways? 24 Sussex? Construction projects across the country have been fiascos
The work of protecting and promoting human rights is ongoing. And it proves that history does not move in a progressive, linear fashion. The 1948 achievement of the UDHR would not be possible today.
Like the dog in the Book of Proverbs that returns to its own vomit, the federal Liberals simply can’t get over their obsession with abortion politics. They are back at it again.
"Greatest of All Time" discussions are partly attractive because usually they cannot be so easily resolved, if resolved at all
All disciples of Jesus know that our convivium below is meant to be a foretaste of that great convivium of all the blessed in heaven. It was just that Fr. Richard was not shy about saying it. He delighted in saying it.
The U.S. collegiate system encourages athletes to stay in school. In Canada, that remains true for football, but not for hockey
Peace, whether the absence of conflict or true 'heavenly peace,' is the desire of every human heart
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.