When Pope Francis recently spoke about the Church needing to be a ‘builder of bridges, not of walls’, Judith Lynch was reminded of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant, whose walls around his garden needed to be toppled before light and life could return into it.
Donella Johnston hopes an upcoming Colloquium will help in discerning ways in which the wisdom of women might be better integrated into the life and leadership of the Church.
There are many useful insights that could be offered by the people of God, in matters of critical importance to the whole Church, writes Garry Everett. Please take up the invitation, or invite yourself. The Church needs you.
L'Arche founder Jean Vanier yesterday received the 2013 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, writes Holy Irritant Tony Robertson. On Sunday July 7 the village of Trosly-Breuil hosted an International event that saw its famed