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The poorest of the poor

Pope Francis has ignited a useful and necessary conversation about our responsibilities to the poorest of the poor — those who some may be tempted to write out of the script of history as hopeless cases.

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'Talibans of Austerity'

A sentence in the French newspaper Le Monde recently caught my eye: Il y aura toujours des talibans de l'austérité, there will always be the Talibans of austerity.

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Desiccated Christianity

Mother Teresa was once asked how she could go on, day after day, year after year, caring for the sick and dying and poor and offering them so much comfort.

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