“In our parish, there are some people who don’t like certain hymns, while other people love them. While there’s nothing wrong with personal taste, how can we avoid that these discussions affect the unity in our parish?” M. N.
ethics in action
Charles Camosy, author of Resisting Throwaway Culture and Losing Our Dignity, on society’s changing view of life’s meaning and the value of suffering
“November is the month where we honor those who died in a special way. How can we be certain if we will meet them again? How can we believe that they are with us even if we don’t feel their presence?”
We always have the choice to either remain on the fringes of our relationships or get fully into them
Both sides — those opposing and those supporting assisted suicide — speak of human dignity
Focolare welcomes a Vatican decree encouraging leadership rotation for movements
Whether we admit it or not, an individualistic mentality has taken hold of many of us. We need to eliminate inconsistencies in our belief system to be a force for real change in our time
“One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is fear of the Lord, or awe. How can we understand it in the right way, and reconcile it with the fact that God is love?” S. L.
“There’s a fine line between being prudent to protect one’s faith and becoming suspicious. How can we find the right balance?” C. C.
“Do we have any moral obligation toward the care of the environment, or is it just one of many problems?”