JESUS does not seem tired of shocking his disciples. He has already jolted them with the “beatification” of the poor, the hungry, the despised and the persecuted, and the four “woes” addressed to the rich, the well-fed, the satisfied and those who enjoy the favor of the people.
THESE should go together. The tragedy of our times is precisely because our technological progress is not matched by progress in the spiritual and moral life. We need to do everything to put the two together.
THE recent meeting in Rome on clerical sex abuse called by Pope Francis and attended by presidents of bishops’ conferences from all over the world and by representatives of union of superior generals has highlighted the seriousness as well as the global reach of this crisis.