Adoration of God, as the Nativity account makes clear, has always been the prophetic action of the powerless on the peripheries – were not Mary and Joseph also “Jews?” Are we to assume that the shepherds in the surrounding Judean countryside were not Jews as well? This is absurd.
Surprised by a Pleasant Good Friday
A couple of years ago I made the mistake of going to St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin for the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday. Clerical sex abuse was in the air and never absent from the media, and I certainly wasn’t alone among the faithful in thinking that the Church could have … Continue reading Surprised by a Pleasant Good Friday