The case of Charlie Gard: A tragic battle with no winners

The case of little Charlie Gard divided opinions right around the world, as the struggle between science and hope went all the way to Britain’s highest courts and to some of the world’s most powerful figures. Donald Trump intervened. So did the Pope. But in the end the only hope for this terribly ill little boy [...]

Confirmation should be a conscious choice, not an automatic ritual

[polldaddy poll=8623303] The latest utterances of Pope Francis have rather ruined the reputation he was beginning to get among liberals; suggesting that Catholic women do not have to "breed like rabbits" while continuing to forbid the use of contraception confirms that yes, the Pope is a Catholic. The Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has made the [...]

The world wasn't built in a day, but the Church takes longer to change

In 1986, as the extent of the AIDS crisis in the West became apparent, Pope Benedict was still Cardinal Ratzinger and headed the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. As the go-to guy on the Church’s theology, he wrote that homosexuality was a “strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil”. That has been the [...]

2013-08-31T12:00:33+00:00 August 31st, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , |