This is a good time to remember things that should be obvious: Family is more important than politics, friendship is more significant than party affiliation.
How important is the language used to administer sacraments? Why would a sacrament be invalid just because the minister changed a couple of words in the formula established to administer it? We have a look at the case in this issue of The Tablet with quotes from experts in both fields, but it would be useful to point out two details about the case.
September is almost here. It’s the time when we normally say good-bye to summer — vacations, travel, the beach — and go back to normal life. Kids and young people go back to school. Of course, this year, summer was anything but normal.
Ten years ago, my mother came from Cuba to visit me in New York. One day, she started describing the awful situation in Havana. Without noticing it, she lowered her voice to a whisper while criticizing the Cuban government.
We are facing a public health crisis, an economic crisis, and a social crisis all at the same time. Our nation is shaken to its core. For anyone who loves America, this is one of the saddest springs of our lives.