"The parables of Jesus seek to draw one into the Kingdom, and they challenge us to act and to live from the gift which is experienced therein. But we do not want parables. We want precepts and we want programs. We want good precepts and we want sensible programs. We are frightened by the lonely silences within the parables." [John Dominic Crossan, In Parables - The Challenge of the Historical Jesus, Harper and Row, 1973,82]

War is Madness

JPopeFrancis01Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal for peace in the world during his Angelus address, echoing his words yesterday at the World War I memorial in Redipuglia. The visit to the Austro-Hungarian cemetery and memorial in northern Italy "makes us understand how war is madness!" Read more