COVID-19, Culture and Christian Ethics

Faith, not Fear! Love your Neighbor! Freedom of Church and State! Individual rights and liberty! These sound bites—or scream bites—are proclaimed at protests, across social media and in political campaigns. Some are opaque, such as faith, not fear. Faith in what? Your own decision? Anti-science? Or faith in a God who also says love your neighbor, helpContinue reading “COVID-19, Culture and Christian Ethics”

Omissions, Commissions and Admissions

He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor. St. Ignatius of Loyola I can still feel the sensation of the padded kneeler dropping just a bit to the floor as I placed the full weight of my body on it in the confessional booth. That kneelingContinue reading “Omissions, Commissions and Admissions”

Morals and Meaning

The news is full of commentary on commentary. I guess this blog is commentary on commentary on commentary. The editor of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, opined that the immoral personal behavior of Mr. Trump flew in the face of loyalty to “the Creator of the Ten Commandments.” That behavior had reached a tipping pointContinue reading “Morals and Meaning”