"God has left us abandoned in time. God and humanity are like two lovers who have missed their rendezvous. Each is there before the time, but each at a different place, and they wait and wait and wait. He stands motionless, nailed to the spot for the whole of time. She is distraught and impatient. But alas for her if she gets tired and goes away. The crucifixion of Christ is the image of the fixity of God. God is attention without distraction. One must imitate the patience and humility of God." (Simone Weil, "The Fathers Silence" in The Simone Weil Reader, edited by George A Panichas, David McKay Company, 1977, 424-25)

The Great Conservative Fail

JDivorceAs the Synod of Bishops on the Family passes into history and the new Year of Mercy kicks off, Catholics continue to debate the impact of these events and their meaning for the future of the Church. In particular, they debate the unresolved issue of whether or not to continue the ban on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics who have not had their marriages annulled. Read more.