It was a privilege years ago to know the English theologian Alec Vidler, a colorful and even eccentric character whose long beard amused the Queen when he was her chaplain and whose religious views irritated many.
The proclamation of John the Baptist to "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand" is a joyful one that calls us to conversion, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on the second Sunday of Advent.
Despite the insistence of papal allies that everything is clear about Amoris Laetitia, there's an important segment of the Church that doesn't believe that's true. Whether they're a minority doesn't matter — they can't simply be dismissed, because they include senior figures in the hierarchy.
Canadian professor Dr. Jordan Peterson defies the gender police: "The price you pay for drawing a line — especially with the politically correct material — is that you're going to get tarred and feathered for bigotry."
The observation of unusual electromagnetic disturbances at the tomb of Our Lord may support a scientific hypothesis proposed to explain the creation of the mysterious image on the Holy Shroud of Turin.