Faith

On December 17, 2016, Pope Francis turned eighty. Despite the weight of his responsibility, he continues to show boundless energy as he carries out the Petrine ministry he was called to exercise three and a half years ago. This milestone in his life offers us a fitting occasion to reflect on his moral authority as… Read the full article

Upon inaugurating the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis quoted The Merchant of Venice, by Shakespeare. During the dramatic court scene, the heroine, Portia, defended the merchant Antonio against Shylock’s legalistic fury, saying the “quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.” This appeal to mercy… Read the full article

The relationship between reason and emotion is not an easy one, but it cannot be conceived of in terms of an antithetical opposition, or of an elimination of one of the two polarities. When we put this into perspective, to be impoverished is precisely the power that we would want to guarantee. The close relationship… Read the full article