• Hope can heal traumatic memories, even of 9/11

    Hope can heal traumatic memories, even of 9/11

    • Sep 10, 2016

    The bright rays of hope given by faith in the resurrection have the power to thaw and soften the experiences of life that have been frozen in a person’s recollection and which seek continually to disturb and torment, even the horrors of 9/11 fifteen years ago.

  • The Apostles and the loss of Jesus

    • Apr 7, 2015

    On Easter Sunday, my church was festooned more beautifully than I can ever remember, with small pops of flowers — jonquils, hyacinths, hydrangea, lilies — banking the altar. Above these hung the cross and it, too, was covered with white lilies — a feat that must have required the effort

  • On Good Friday, Christians ponder modern-day martyrdom

    • Apr 3, 2015

    ROME — As Christians commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus on Good Friday, attacks on believers in various parts of the world are causing many pastors and other leaders to cast modern martyrdom as an extension of Christ’s agony which, they say, will also end in the resurrection. During