- Feb 24, 2021
In an environment consumed with money, we have not been baptized into an economy. In a culture absorbed by political identity, we have not been baptized into a political party. In a world that has been threatened at times by radicalized nationalism, we have not been baptized as Americans.
Christians are called to lead and lift people up by being close to them and sharing God’s love, not by judging them, Pope Francis said.
Our faith cannot disappear with the Christmas ornaments and decorations.
A Catholic priest has baptized the infant son of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Robert K. Merton, a famous American sociologist, was, by all accounts, a smart guy. Among other things, he popularized the expression “law of unintended consequences” to refer to situations when a person does something for one reason, but he or she finds that it produces all sorts of other unexpected results.
For the whole Catholic world, August 15 means the Feast of the Assumption. In Italy, it also means ferragosto, the traditional summer holiday that sees the whole country head to either the beach or the mountains, or both, roughly from the second week of August until early September.