Clint Eastwood's "Sniper"
A review by Lee C Camp
This is a dangerous film, if not morally perverse. This is true because of what it leaves unsaid, and because of what it assumes. Read more
Synod's Genie May Be Out of the Bottle
The Vatican has now released the official English translation of the relatio synodi, the concluding document from the Synod of Bishops convened by Pope Francis to consider "pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization." Read more
Am I Charlie?
Je Suis Charlie?
Love Creates Space for Restorative Justice
Reflection by Andrew Hamilton SJ
One of the notable developments in the justice system in recent years has been the attention given to the victims of serious crime. Those directly affected and their relatives have been given a chance to speak and so to influence sentencing. As a result the consequences of crime receive wider publicity. Read more
Divorce: What Does the Gospel Say?
In an article in the latest issue of the theology quarterly "Urbaniana University Journal," Fr. Gargano shows how Jesus' words about marriage are mainly prompted by what God says through the mouth of the prophet Hosea: "I desire mercy, and not sacrifice." Read more
Sisters Deserve an Apology for Apostolic Visitation
Now that the quaintly named apostolic visitation of U.S. women religious is over and the current leadership of the Vatican agency that oversees religious orders has decided that the women are worthy of praise, admiration and gratitude, it is quite appropriate to ask: "What was that all about?" Read more.
What Is "Free Speech"?
Murder is never the answer, and terrorism is the most cowardly of acts. But physical violence will continue as a reaction to real or imagined emotional violence. Read more.