- Feb 27, 2021
Archbishop Rowan Williams offered the example of Malcolm Muggeridge, a celebrated British journalist and satirist who was attracted to Communism in his youth and later converted to Christianity under the influence of St. Teresa of Calcutta.
When the COVID-19 coronavirus erupted in Italy this spring, it was a ‘baptism by fire’ moment for the new dean of theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, who formally stepped on board in January.
With coronavirus restrictions continuing to relax throughout Europe, pontifical universities in Rome are busy planning for an in-person academic year with new health and sanitary measures in place to ensure the virus doesn’t spread.
“We’re under a lot of pressure in the contemporary world, we Christians and Catholics, and it’s critical to find the right position for our backbone,” said the founder of a new institute devoted to John Paul II and Culture. “John Paul II shows us how to be in such a position.”