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a solitary Christian…without earthly hope

Rereading what Hans Urs von Balthasar (quoting in passing Dietrich Bonhoeffer) has written brings to mind the role that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is now performing for the Church and the world. “There are moments when a solitary Christian undergoes … Continue reading

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Communicating Hope

We find ourselves back in the same situation as that which the Christians encountered during the decline of the ancient world. Everything depends on whether the Christians … are able to communicate their hope to a world in which man … Continue reading

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A Harvard Law Professor’s view…

IN a previous post, ‘Numbers’, reflecting on the deathworks in the era of post Roe v Wade abortion in the United States I wrote that our hope in such circumstances lies outside the machinations of our legal and political systems. … Continue reading

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Hope

“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse.” Christians take heart.

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Whence hope?

“All through history we find plentiful evidence of the same non-moral and irrational tendency which causes idealists and humanitarians to despair. . . . [However] the Christian ought to be the last person in the world to lose hope in … Continue reading

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