Do you love justice? Should offenders just get their proper punishment? Or are you willing to consider mercy, ready to forgive 70 times 7, and hope that the offender takes the forgiveness as a motivation to do better? They both have their place, and facing wrongs done usually involves a combination of the two.
The Bible mentions them together only once, in Mt 23:23. It says, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith.” So these virtues are not at odds. In this issue, we take a look at how some in the legal world balance mercy and justice; consider if or how the Golden Rule has a place in the courtroom; and how to balance mercy and justice in daily life
“My daughter was feeling left of by her friends who had more gadgets..” A mother’s first impulse was to blame the other parents, but then she realized how often her phone distracted her from the kids
What law school doesn’t prepare lawyers for is dealing with mental illness in court. Judge David Shaheed shares about his search for alternative solutions.
August 9 will be the first ever national meeting of new Catholic ecclesial movements and communities. From answering the needs of the poor, uneducated and sick, to those seeking renewal in marriage or seeking peace at all levels, from deepening a Marian devotion to trying to build unity – these groups are lived together in and for the Church.
How this father and son fixed more than their broken grill