Admired by many as a prophet, denounced by others as a radical, Dom Helder Càmara steadfastly spoke out and worked for the rights and dignity of the poor. On August 5, 1973, thirty-eight Brazilian bishops and two cardinals gathered for the installation of Brazil’s newest archbishop. As they processed into the cathedral, the Master of […]
Some critics believe that Pope Francis chooses mercy against the law. The choice is never between mercy and law. The choice is whether a law will be applied mercifully or harshly. In a previous issue of Emmanuel, an article appeared that defended the Pope’s apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (AL), against the dubia submitted by four […]
Dorothy Day was a diminutive figure, but a dominant force for justice and peace in the Church and American society. Her life was rooted in the prophetic call of the Gospel. “Whatever I had read as a child about the saints had thrilled me. I could see the nobility of giving one’s life for the […]
A father muses on the musical and existential journey of his eldest son and daughter. Could Easter and new life be at the end of their fascination with the grave and death? I confess to taking a perverse pleasure from walking through supermarkets, restaurants, and other public places with the eldest of my four children, […]
Matthew’s Gospel is a testimony to the truth that conversion moves us from the outside in, not the inside out.
Can Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, be the bridge between Muslims and Christians? Catholics reverence Mary under many titles, one of which is Our Lady of Fatima. In the very name of the place in Portugal where Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children between May 13 and October 13, 1917, one discovers a […]