Francis X. Maier says that greedy lawyers and anti-Catholic politicians are taking advantage of the sex-abuse crisis to fleece the Church.
The complete text of Pope Benedict XVIs message for the 2006 World Day of Peace, to be celebrated January 1.
Perhaps our present disjunction between just-war and pacifist approaches to this issue reflects uncritically the sort of extrinsicist theology of nature and grace characteristic of the modern period.
Many still keep alive the spiritual message of Christmas in their families, but the end of holidays, and a return to work for many, should not mean forgetting about religion. The recently published Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates a chapter to human work, and seeks to explain its deeper meaning.