This weeks columns


Why euthanasia is partially blind to love

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Raissa Maritain, the philosopher and spiritual writer, died some months after suffering a stroke. During those months she lay in a hospital bed, unable to speak. After her death, her husband, the renowned philosopher, Jacques Maritain, in preparing her journals for publication, wrote these words: “At a moment when everything collapsed for both of us, and which as followed by four agonising months, Raissa was walled in herself by a sudden attack of aphasia. Whatever progress she made during several weeks by sheer force of intelligence and will, all deep communication remained cut off. And subsequently, after a relapse, she ... continue reading.

Why we must try to see in a deeper way

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolheiser... continue reading.


God takes pleasure in all our actions

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ron Rolhesier... continue reading.


Saving the world was in Christ’s nature

February 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


We need to talk about our young people and the future of parishes

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This month, I had intended to write again about Pope Francis and the way in which he is reaching out to people, from the six million who gathered to greet him in the Philippines to the little girl, a rescued street child, who, reading a welcome to him, was overcome by emotion and ran to him for comfort. ... continue reading.


Our eyes as windows to our souls

February 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.

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