- Nov 27, 2020
According to Professor Holly Taylor Coolman, two legitimate values are colliding at Providence College: Concern for preserving its Catholic and Dominican identity, and the need to correct the longstanding exclusion of several marginal groups.
In the Sacrament of Confession we do a very important thing: We tell another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. This is the 5th step of the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous recovery program, and the humility to admit our faults aloud has the power to kick-start a change in behavior.
“As it was for Mother and her work, so for me: it may be only a drop in the ocean, but the ocean is made out of “drops,” and without my “drop,” the ocean would be one drop less,” says Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, postulator of Mother Teresa’s sainthood cause.
Martin Scorsese’s latest movie, “Silence,” tells the story of 17th century Jesuit missionaries in Japan. Father James Martin, a Jesuit, was a consultant and believes that the director of “Taxi Driver” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” was inspired by the Holy Spirit to direct a movie that “is like a prayer.”
The year of mercy has encouraged Catholics all over the world to reflect on the meaning of forgiveness. Angèle Regnier, author of “Forgiveness is Key,” talks to us about the importance of preaching mercy to Millennials and the dangers of a life without forgiveness.
What can the U.S. Church do faced with the drive to assisted suicide in so many states? The first thing is to look north of the border, where the experience in Quebec holds important lessons. Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, shares some of them with Crux contributor Chris White.