“When [clergy] become doubtful about the truth of the gospel, they will tend to replace it by other ‘causes.’”
Francis J. Beckwith: “At what point does a sport’s physicality shift … to gladiatorial exhibitionism?”
“The number of flags on the dais should not be a point of boasting, but a source a mild embarrassment.”
Joani Peacock: “Directly asking a person whether they are thinking of suicide can save that person’s life.”
“What my friend needed … isn’t ‘well, I guess he’s at peace now.’”
The British theologian will deliver the Burns Lectures in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Brendan Gleeson: “I remember putting on the vestments for Mass, and feeling, ‘Okay, this is like a suit of armor.’”
“It’s a hidden architectural gem, plus it has the whole history of the Chicano movement.”
Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby use their moral authority to improve the political climate.
The Church of England sells land on a Fijian island to help a nation threatened by rising waters.