The Gospel of John has been used to justify anti-Semitism—so we should stop reading it on Good Friday
“The Jews” didn’t kill Jesus. And if the Gospel of John makes people think that, we should read a different Gospel on Good Friday.
The institutional Catholic Church as we currently experience it is simply not going to be able to survive, and yet much of our leadership seems content to blame the messenger and insist on business as usual. So what to do?
I wish I could say I had some advice on how to do Lent better. But I also wonder if a certain sense of failure during Lent is actually a good thing.
It is understandable not wanting to take the time to draw attention to the second anniversary of the recent surreal horror show of Covid-19. But there are also many moments of grace scattered across the landscape of lockdowns.
Stations of the Cross for Ukraine: God of Peace, rescue your children. Unite our family. End this war.
As a form of solidarity with all living in Ukraine and a prayer for their rescue, here is a form of the Stations of the Cross built from the stories of Ukrainians suffering from the violence of Russia’s invasion.