Day: April 22, 2013

Pope Francis “unblocks” Romero’s beatification

Some excellent news from the Vatican via National Catholic Reporter: A Vatican official responsible for the sainthood cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador announced yesterday that the cause has been “unblocked” by Pope Francis, suggesting that beatification of the assassinated prelate could come swiftly. ….

Angry. Young. Men.

Lisa Miller has written a provocative column for New York Magazine dilating on the fact that whatever their motives and whatever their mental conditions, the perpetrators of mass bloodbaths tend to be angry, young and male.

A sermon to dedicate a marathon

But we are not here to play it safe.

We are not here to enclose ourselves in a portable metal bunker.

We are not here to wield weapons that maim and destroy.

We are here to take risks. We are here to take risks for the sake of life, for the sake of hope, for the sake of healing.

Harvard students reflect on a week of marathon terror

“I am trying to accept that it is okay to feel conflicted and confused at times like this. That is part of what makes us human. And it is in these moments that we can reach out to God and feel the Holy Spirit. The Lord is with us in green pastures and he leads us beside still waters. The Lord also walks us through the valley of the shadow of death with his rod and his staff. And sometimes we are not sure whether we are in the green pastures or the valley of death’s shadow.