As the pope emeritus has found time and again, when everything unimaginable is before us, the only path back is back to God, revealed in Jesus Christ.
Only after the Watergate years could a man run for president making the rather modest pledge to not lie. And only after the last year in Washington would a new archbishop be wise to begin by promising to meet such a low standard: telling the truth.
The dominant pastoral advice of Christus Vivit concerns mistakes to avoid rather than indications of paths to pursue.
New abuse norms suggest the archbishop had a point about Vatican secrecy
We have spoken out loud when we see that the rights of the people are violated, or an injustice is done to any person or any sector. We speak the truth to power!
The economic problem with a 'tax on everything' is that it leaves few options outside of the 'everything' for consumers to make changes in their behaviour
Trudeau told the woman, in effect, that she was so insignificant that the only way to get his attention was to pay for it, hence “thank you for your donation.”
Alberta can't tax its way back to fiscal health. Spending restraint a la Ralph Klein is the answer, argues author Mike Milke
What burned in Paris this Holy Week? Principally a church, the great church of the French people, their culture, their heritage, their nation
Great wealth imposes obligations to provide for the common good, including works of art, parks and gardens, libraries and music
If “choosing not to hear” is as fabulous a manifestation of diversity as “choosing to hear,” then it explains why the Liberal Party is diverse even when it chooses not to be.
There is, even in wartime, a convention that houses of worship are to be exempt from bombardment. The arms of man ought not touch the house of God.
This Good Friday, will we feel – at the moment that the death of Jesus on the cross is liturgically commemorated – that something greater than Notre Dame has been lost?
To contend with God’s purposes is a perplexity that serves Him, for His purposes then occupy our minds and hearts.
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.