The Psalms lengthen the moment, enlarge the experience and connect a private experience to those of other human beings. Wonder fades if we do not “back it up.”
There are now a large number of graduate students in Catholic higher education, and few of them encounter anything substantive in regards to faith formation, religious meaning-making or the role of spirituality in their lives.
We should be fearless in making clear that tolerating clergy sexual abuse stands in total contradiction to the core of the Gospel message.
The recent writings of New York Times columnist Ross Douthat are calling political conservatives to a needed greater humility.