Truth or Consequences

In addition to books by Sr. Joan Chittister and her ilk, I also receive review copies of titles that are most welcome additions to my nightstand. I’m finally getting around to reading Against the Grain, a new collection of essays by George Weigel that I’m enjoying immensely.  In the context of identifying various themes from Pope John Paul II’s masterful 1991 […]

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Pilate Light

In St. John’s account of the Passion, proclaimed every Good Friday, we hear the dramatic exchange between Our Lord and Pontius Pilate in which Jesus makes this remarkable statement: “For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth” (Jn. 18:37). Just one day–or four chapters–earlier, Jesus […]

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Handling the Truth

Many of us who uphold the Church’s teachings, especially in questions of morals, have been told we’re not “compassionate.” How dare we tell couples they shouldn’t live together before marriage, or that they shouldn’t contracept, let alone abort their children, once they’re married? How dare we tell those with same-sex attractions to avoid acting upon […]

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