The “logic” of torture, that “it was okay to torture the guilty,” continued in Chicago policing at least into the 1970s.
The narrative of Judith reminds us that God can work in extraordinarily strange ways through improbable people, and our beguiling stereotypes, including that of the feminine “psychopath in sheep’s clothing,” are quite possibly unwarranted restrictions on God.
Social media seems to have thinned out friendship. What model does John present, the disciple whom Jesus loved?
It is an unexpectedly hard thing to show mercy to our own past. The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity shows that it is a necessary thing.
Something will be lost no matter who wins November’s American presidential election — something more central to American identity than the dissipating mirage of political unity.
Barth counsels solidarity with those in Bridewell, San Quentin, Rikers — or the Basel Prison.
Our highly choreographed liturgies, our rituals of human achievement, may be tinged with failure.
For Justin Welby, if there is a way forward for the Communion, it will be liturgical. The liturgy shows us what togetherness really looks like, how structure may prove fruitful, and why we must be patient.