Daily Archives: 13 June 2021

Populorum Progressio 30: Reform, Not Revolution

30. The injustice of certain situations cries out for God’s attention. Lacking the bare necessities of life, whole nations are under the thumb of others; they cannot act on their own initiative; they cannot exercise personal responsibility; they cannot work … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Piranesi

Well, that was a fabulous read: Piranesi. One review cited the Stockholm Syndrome when discussing this book. I didn’t get that misreading of this novel. The reader joins a childlike first person narrator in a fantastical world that consists of … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 194: Tenderness

A redness in the skin, a sensitivity to touch, a bother, perhaps, to move or stretch: this is a biological assessment of tenderness. It seems that a tenderness in the heart is what Pope Francis has urged in other talks: … Continue reading

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