Like many non-Catholics, I first encountered Father James Martin, SJ, was when he appeared as a regular guest on the brilliant late night satirical news program The Colbert Report.
At that time, Chambers apologized for the damage Exodus had done to so many people. While maintaining that much good had been done in the organization, he admitted that they had also brought a great deal of suffering.
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A [person] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” -Mark Twain Few people lived more fully and […]
While I am in no way suggesting that we should not work very hard and carefully to maintain freedom of religion, acknowledging that bad decisions in either direction can have dire consequences, the rhetoric of persecution being thrown around is not only false, it is offensive.
Come, Holy Spirit, bending or not bending the grasses, appearing or not above our heads in a tongue of flame, at hay harvest or when they plough in the orchards, […]
Imagine a world plunged into darkness and despair. A world where all the security and stability of society collapses into chaos — no government, no electricity, with none of the […]
To be sure, the recent rise in the popularity of dystopian entertainment is not unprecedented, with such stories appearing in many mediums across the centuries. However, the recent resurgence of interest is somewhat unique.
Try as we might, morality cannot be controlled by laws, judges or political systems. Systems of mutual governance are important, even essential to help manage behaviour, but they cannot make […]
From the covering of our nakedness in Eden to the polite dishonesty of "putting on our Sunday best", pretense is borne from our fear — fear of being judged, alienated and rejected. Yet it also becomes the prison that keeps us bound up.
Today we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, the act of a king enter his seat of power. Yet, this King reflected a new kind of kingship and […]